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A report prepared by the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) shows that the number of people fearing COVID-19 infection has decreased. We are divided - half of Poles believe that vaccinations should not be compulsory, and every third thinks the opposite. There are also more people dissatisfied with the government's policy towards the pandemic.

Attitude towards vaccination depending on fear of infection

A poll conducted by CBOS shows that attitudes to vaccination depend on concerns about SARS-CoV-2 infection. The highest number of people vaccinated with at least one dose is among the respondents who are most afraid of getting the disease (91%).

Among the respondents who are not afraid of COVID-19 infection, the percentage of people declaring aversion to vaccination is the highest and amounts to 47%. In February, there was an increase by 2 pp. the number of Poles declaring vaccination against COVID-19 with at least one dose (75%). Willingness to vaccinate is expressed by 3 percent. respondents, and 20 percent. respondents do not want to be vaccinated.

Poles are less and less afraid of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Compared to January, it turns out that in February the number of people fearing COVID-19 infection decreased by 6 pp. What is alarming, there was also an increase in the number of respondents by 7 percentage points, who do not express such concerns. Despite this, a slightly larger group are people who feel fear of coronavirus infection - 52 percent. 48 percent of the respondents are not afraid of getting sick.

Half of adult Poles say that vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 should not be mandatory for anyone. This is an increase of 7 pp. compared to January. Every third respondent thinks completely different (33%), and every seventh respondent believes that vaccination should be compulsory. only certain groups (13%).

The percentage of respondents who define the applicable restrictions as too high increased by 6 pp. and is 21 percent. On the other hand, the percentage of people describing them as too small amounts to 30%, but in February it decreased by 7 pp. The most numerous group of respondents believe that covid restrictions and applicable safety rules are adequate to the situation (41%).

Poles evaluate the government's actions in combating the epidemic worse in February. Compared to January, it has decreasedsatisfied with the government's policy. There was a decrease from 41 percent. to 39 percent, and the number of dissatisfied people increased - from 49 percent. up to 53%

Vaccinations in Poland

According to PAP, over 53.1 million vaccinations against COVID-19 have been carried out in Poland since December 27, 2022. About 22 million Poles are fully vaccinated. Over 11 million booster doses have also been administered.

18,199 adverse reactions have been reported since the start of the vaccination campaign. The vast majority of them were mild, with redness and short-term soreness at the injection site. In addition to mild reactions, there were, among others, headache, shortness of breath, fever, dizziness, and fainting.

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