Pulse Asia’s Ulat ng Bayan survey has revealed that a majority of Filipinos are not willing to be inoculated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Conducted from February 22 to March 3, the survey was conducted among 2,400 Filipino adults and showed an increase in Covid19 vaccine rejection, from 47% in November of last year to the current 61%.
More than 80% of those that would not want to be vaccinated cited safety concerns as their chief reason behind refusal, along with doubts about effectiveness, high prices, and a belief that it isn’t necessary.
However, the survey also revealed that 94% of Filipino adults fear themselves getting infected, or family members. The remaining 6% was halved equally between not worried, and undecided.
Results show that 16% of Filipinos want to be vaccinated, while 23% remain undecided on the matter.
The survey findings come as the country faces surging infections, with the highest number of recorded cases in a day now at 10,016 as of March 29, the first day of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) once again imposed on Metro Manila and four nearby provinces.