Weekly newsletter

Survey: Coronavirus Vaccine Acceptance Growing in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.12.

A growing number of people in Hungary have expressed a willingness to be vaccinated against coronavirus, pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet said on Tuesday, citing a Nézőpont Institute survey. Currently 45 percent indicated a readiness to receive the jab.

Positive experiences reported by people who have received the vaccine and public campaigning by various public figures are behind the growing inclination to be inoculated, the paper said.

Vaccine acceptance has increased the most (42 percent) among those critical of the Orbán government, the pro-government institute’s survey found.

Fully 66 percent of respondents above 60 also said they would accept the vaccine.

Official: Registration Needed to Receive Covid Vaccine
Official: Registration Needed to Receive Covid Vaccine

Since the registration period to receive the coronavirus vaccine started in Hungary, we have come across contradictory statements on whether this process is required to be eligible for vaccination. Although previously, government politicians said those who did not register would get further back in the line, according to the deputy chief medical officer of Budapest, […]Continue reading

Acceptance is growing in all other demographics, albeit at a slower pace, the survey indicated.

Meanwhile, Nézőpont said almost two-thirds of respondents were satisfied with the government’s coronavirus protection efforts.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Máthé/MTI