The debate around vaccines continues incessantly. In particular, the sudden changes in the vaccination plan, specifically as regards the administration of the preparation AstraZeneca, have done nothing but confuse the population. The cases of thrombosis linked to the Anglo-Swedish vaccine, extremely rare, but which can affect young people and, according to what emerges above all women, have then further fueled the doubts of Italians. The recent case of thrombosis in an 18-year-old girl of Genoa following the vaccination, then led to a mass description by over 600 young people who had voluntarily booked the vaccine open day, with AstraZeneca. But to date, what opinion did the Italians have about the vaccine?
According to a survey being published by Iqvia, one of the world’s leading health data analysts, shows that only 50% of the population is certain to be vaccinated. To these are added a 25% of undecided, and another 25% of those who say they are against. 8% are absolutely against it, while 17% say it is highly probable that they will not. The survey shows that the most likely to get vaccinated are young people 18 and 24 years old, of which only 13% declare that they do not want to receive the vaccine. The largest fraction of opposites is concentrated among the young adults of the bands 25-34 years (27%) and 35-44 years (28%). It is clear, however, that if only 50% of the population were really vaccinated, the campaign would risk skipping.
Among those who still harbor uncertainties also a good part of the over 65, about 27%, split between us saying no (13%) and those who probably say no (14%). According to the latest government report on vaccines, the Italians over 60 who have not yet received the first administration are well 3.3 million (400 thousand over 80, 900 thousand over 70 and 2 million over 60). A fact that could also derive from their lack of familiarity with the technological devices necessary to make the reservation, which is why General Figliuolo asked the Regions to intervene in this sense.
According to a paper, always by Iqvia and developed by a team of experts among which stand out Walter Ricciardi and Guido Rasi, it emerges that behind the hesitation towards the vaccine are hidden fears and worry (39%), uncertainty (16%), anger and impatience (7%). Feelings also due to the lack of information on the part of the institutions that sin of a real “communication plan”, designed to inform citizens about the functioning of vaccines, a fact recognized by 33% of Italians. In fact, the majority is informed in the newspapers (75%) and through social media (35%). “It is important that doctors can encourage the dissemination of correct information that reassures citizens about the importance of getting vaccinated” he explained Sergio Liberatore, CEO of Iqvia Italy.