Note also that an overused trope about Japan is its vaccine reluctance with respect to COVID-19 in particular. I attribute this to lazy journalism, as most of the evidence I have seen points to a general acceptance of the necessity of this vaccine, and Japan is not an outlier given that many other countries are finding the last 30-40% of the population difficult to reach, and lets not talk about the politicisation of it in the USA…
As noted above, since the survey was conducted vaccination of the over-sixties has begun without much incident or excessive dwelling by the press on side-effects, and hopefully within a couple of months we can see a significant decrease in serious cases and deaths, this persuading more people that the jab is worth it. In fact, on this evening’s television there was a short report of the latest figures showing even in the youngest age group about 45% wanted to get vaccinated soon, 35% were waiting to see how things go, and just 20% not planning to get it.
For myself, I’ll be getting it as soon as they open up appointments for my age group, which might be mid-August or so. My workplace is also planning on conducting vaccination of the staff, but I don’t know how long it will take to get it all set up.
Q1: Do you want to get the COVID-19 vaccine? (Sample size=1,200)
Q1SQ1: What is the main reason for wanting to get the vaccine? (Sample size=753)
Protect those around me
Necessary for work
Q1SQ2: What is the main reason for not wanting to get the vaccine? (Sample size=447)
Scared of side effects
Doubt its effectiveness
Don’t want to inject foreign matter
Scared of needles
Worried about infection at vaccination centre
Too much bother
Conspiracy by powers-that-be
Between the 19th and 22nd of February 2021, 1,200 people from 18 years old and upwards successfully completed an online survey. 0.8% in their teens, 22.5% in their twenties, 39.4% in their thirties, 25.5% in their forties, 9.9% in their fifties, 1.7% in their sixties and 0.3% in their seventies. 34.1% were full-time company employees, 24.5% homemakers (“housewife” was the term used), 15.3% part-time, 7.0% self-employed, 6.7% unemployed or retired, 5.1% contract employees, 4.1% students, 0.5% civil servants, and 2.8% others.
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