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Safety Concerns Give Filipinos Pause on COVID Vaccine: Pulse Asia

Nearly half of respondents say they'd get it.
by Clara Rosales
Jan 7, 2021
A staffer checks laboratory glass ware at the Food and Drug Administration office in Muntinlupa City. The FDA is at the forefront of efforts to screen COVID-19 vaccine candidates for safety.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

Nearly half or 47% of Filipinos said they would not get vaccinated against COVID-19 even as manufacturers and governments are in a race to find a working jab, results of a Pulse Asia survey released Thursday showed.

Moreover, 32% of 2,400 respondents in the Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 poll said they would get the jab, while 21% were undecided.

The results reflect how Filipinos view the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. Of the total respondents, 84% said they were "not sure it it's safe."


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The poll showed 5% said the vaccine was not required to combat the virus, 7% were concerned it might not be free, and 4% said it might be expensive.

Pulse Asia Survey
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