A new survey shows what percentage of the population would be okay with mandatory vaccination.
In Hungary, there are 6 million 342 thousand people who got at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 6.1 million people received two jabs, and 3.5 million got a third, booster vaccine out of the total number. – writes napi.hu. The portal published the results of a survey that Pulzus-kutató conducted. The figures show how many Hungarians are in favour of mandatory vaccination and how many refuse it.
In November, 44% were against mandatory vaccination. Now, 59% of people refuse the idea of mandatory vaccination. Members of the older generation, individuals with a college degree, and Budapest residents are mostly the ones who would be in favour of mandatory vaccination. The younger generation and residents of county seats are the most against it.
54% of Budapest residents who vote are in favor of making vaccines compulsory. As opposed to this, only 35% of residents of county seats are in favour of it. 63% of settlement residents, 61% of people living in cities, and 46% of Budapest locals are against mandatory jabs. Only 27% of people aged 18-39 years old would make vaccination obligatory, 47% of middle-aged people would support the same idea, and 54% of people above the age of 60 are in favour of mandatory jabs. 52% of graduates would introduce mandatory immunisation.
While many people are still against taking the vaccine, parties organised with the aim to get the virus are an opportunity considered by some people in various countries. Doctors, however, say it should not be an option.
Emergency doctor Gábor Zacher told RTL that coronavirus is neither a joke nor a game. According to him, a so-called Omicron party is like Russian roulette. He says that people cannot know what post-covid health issues the infected people may have to deal with or how the organs change because of the virus. He has not heard of COVID-19 parties in Hungary, but he warns people against trying to intentionally get the virus.
This is in accordance with the messages that most doctors are trying to convey: vaccinated or not, people should take the virus seriously. Some people get through the illness with mild symptoms, while others end up in hospitals or worse.
Source: napi.hu, RTL