Ukrainians are increasing opposed to receiving the Covid-19 vaccination despite infections rising sharply, Associated Press reports.
An opinion poll released earlier this month by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology found 60% of the country’s people do not want to get vaccinated, up from 40% a month earlier. There is particular reluctance among medical workers.
The resistance appears to be rooted in longstanding suspicion of vaccines dating back to the Soviet era, amplified by politicians’ allegations about low-quality vaccines, corruption scandals and misinformation spread through social media.
Main Photo: A medical worker prepares the AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine injection in Kiev, Ukraine. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
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