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Around 9% of Irish adults under 34 refusing the jab

9% of Irish adults between 18 and 34 are refusing the Covid-19 vaccine, according to an Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association survey.

The amount of people denying the jab in this age bracket is reportedly almost twice the amount of refusal seen in the general population – 9% compared to 4% unsure.

There are around 1.2 million people in the 18 to 34 age group, meaning there are around 108,000 young people hesitant about vaccination.

“Overall, the vaccination rate is very high,” said IPHA director of communications, Bernard Mallee.

“But hesitancy, although proportionately small, is still sticky, especially among some younger people.”

According to the IPHA, Ipsos MRBI conducted 1,002 telephone interviews with adults aged over 18 between September 30th and October 14th, 2021 to conduct the poll.

The sample was reportedly nationally representative for age, gender, geography and social class.

It is believed that the proportion of people overall in the Irish population who will flat-out refuse the jab is around 5%.

Over 92% of the adult population to date has been fully vaccinated, which means Ireland has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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