Around 60% believe that a vaccine is safe if authorities have endorsed it.
Six out of 10 Singaporeans are more likely to be persuaded to take a COVID-19 vaccine if “friends, family or colleagues safely got it first,” according to a survey by Kantar.
Only 28% said they "definitely" would get a COVID-19 vaccine when available even though over two-thirds said they think their health would be seriously affected if they caught COVID-19.
Around 65% of Singaporeans said their hesitancy and fear stem from the speed of the development of the vaccine.
For information regarding the vaccine, 66% consider state health authorities in their country to be reliable whilst 56% also consider their country’s government as a reliable source of information.
Despite the wariness of most Singaporeans for a vaccine, 88% said they trust the government to “make the right decisions about making a COVID-19 vaccine available in Singapore."
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