- Over 36% of the respondents still feel very safe regarding the COVID-19 vaccine amid the deaths reported.
- Almost 33% believe that health hazards on old and terminally-ill people are the major risk of getting a vaccine.
- The majority agree that vaccines should still be administered to the public.
Public Concern on COVID-19 Vaccine Related Deaths
COVID-19 post-vaccination deaths have made international headlines. As a result, multiple locations around the world already administered COVID-19 vaccines. Alongside this, one of the public’s concerns is — how many have died from the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Recently, the Norwegian Medicines Agency (Noma) reported that 23 people had died after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Do people think COVID-19 vaccines should still be administered despite alleged post-vaccination deaths? Real Research conducted a public poll to find out the public concern on how many have died from the COVID-19 vaccine. We’ll also see if the public still feels safe about the vaccine amid this news.
Awareness of People on COVID-19 Vaccines Deaths
Notably, 69.98% are aware of the news about COVID-19 vaccine-related deaths. Meanwhile, only 30.02% are not aware of it.
Respondents from different continents answered the survey in which the majority are Asians. Firstly, the majority of respondents came from Asia (63.57%). Secondly, Africa (14.36%), then thirdly, Central America (5.78%). Following then, North America (5.03%), South America (4.63), Caribbean (2.61%), Europe (2.34%), Middle East (1.25%), and Oceania (0.43%).
Risks of COVID-19 Vaccines
We cannot blame the public if they are scared of vaccines nowadays as death is not something people will take lightly. With that said, 32.09% of the total respondents think that the greatest risk of the COVID-19 vaccine is a severe allergic reaction. Fortunately, vaccination providers have medicines available to effectively and immediately treat patients who experience anaphylaxis following vaccination.
On the other hand, 32.74% believe that health hazards on old and terminally-ill people are the major risk of getting a vaccine.
Besides, before deciding to get a vaccine, people ask — what are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine? Specifically, 22.44% of the respondents say that this is the major risk that they are worried about. Meanwhile, 12.73% believe that there are other risks that they are mindful of regarding this vaccine.
How Effective is The COVID-19 Vaccine?
Do you think COVID-19 vaccines should still be administered despite post-vaccination deaths? 47.36% agree that vaccines still need to be given to people. On the other hand, 23.02% said ‘no’ to this. Similarly, 29.62% do not know if they think the vaccination will be effective.
Both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech said their COVID-19 vaccines appear to be effective against two variants of concern which were first identified in the U.K. and South Africa.
Safeness of COVID-19 Vaccines
Moving on, is the COVID-19 vaccine safe long-term or does the public think it is not? Moreover, when asked if they still feel safe about the vaccines, 36.06% agreed that they still feel very safe about it. The majority of the respondents seemed like they felt safe as it shows a small difference between those who answered ‘somewhat safe’ and ‘very safe’. Meanwhile, 23.13% of them are neutral on this question, 7.92% feel somewhat unsafe and 4.40% are firm that it is very unsafe.
To sum up, public concern on COVID-19 vaccine-related deaths seems to be a mix of reactions based on these findings. The majority of the respondents said that they are aware of the vaccine-related deaths but still almost 36% of them feel safe about it. Meanwhile, over 32% of the total respondents think that the greatest risk of the COVID-19 vaccine is the severe allergic reaction.
|Survey Title||Public Concern on COVID-19 Vaccine Related Deaths|
|Duration||February 26 – March 1, 2021|
|Number of Participants||200,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 19 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan…Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong-kong), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.