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Szazadveg: Most Hungarians see vaccine ‘panacea’

A majority of Hungarians regard a vaccine as the only way to control the coronavirus pandemic, and more and more people are expressing a willingness to get inoculated, according to a survey by the Szazadveg Foundation released on Friday.

The number of people stating a definite readiness to get vaccinated has gone up this month to 34 percent from 24 percent in December 2020, the survey showed. The number of those who are somewhat inclined to get the shot also increased, to 28 percent from 25 percent in the previous month.

The ratio of skeptics is 35 percent, down from 52 percent in November and 48 percent in December.

Szazadveg attributed the increased willingness to reports of a steady growth of vaccinations in countries around the world. “Hungarians have recognised that the vaccines carry no risk and do not have major side effects.”

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