Around a fifth of adults who haven’t received the Covid vaccine say they will feel angry if they don’t get a sting before their summer vacation starts. This was the result of a survey.
According to a survey of 4,896 British adults aged 18 to 75 years old, 18 percent of those who have not yet had an injection said they felt like this about those who had been vaccinated if they hadn’t been vaccinated at the time of their travel.
One scientist said the results showed that some people are “more preoccupied with direct personal benefits” of the vaccination program than viewing it as a “social duty”.
The government’s goal is to offer a sting to all adults in the UK by the end of July.
The research was carried out by the University of Bristol, King’s College London, and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Emergency Preparedness and Response.
It found that nearly a quarter of those who earn more than £ 55,000 a year said they felt angry.
Overall, a majority – 58 percent – of unvaccinated adults predicted that they wouldn’t feel this way.
One in eight respondents said they are currently feeling angry with other people who have been vaccinated. Two thirds say they don’t feel that way.
The survey, conducted between April 1 and April 16, also found that three in ten adults believe that vaccination certificates restrict civil liberties.
That’s a 25 percent increase from what felt like this in March.
And “widespread concern” was noted about the ability to control counterfeiting. 49 percent of publicly thinking vaccination records are sold on the black market.
However, “notable minorities” said vaccination records made them feel more comfortable with activities such as international travel, their children attending school, and going to a pub or restaurant.
Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London, said: “There is widespread support for the tiered approach to vaccination in the UK, reaching the oldest and most vulnerable first, as evidenced by the fact that only 12 per Percent of those not currently vaccinated say they are resentful of those who have been.
“This undoubtedly partly reflects the overall speed and efficiency of vaccine adoption, as people can be confident that it will be their turn soon.”
“There are some clear limits to this, however – with the summer vacation season an important goal that many have in mind and a possible test of our collective minds when some can travel freely while others cannot.
“Public confidence in the equity and reliability of a vaccination record system needs to be carefully promoted, as large minorities suspect its impact on civil liberties and half believe that it could be used fraudulently.”
Dr. Siobhan McAndrew, Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences at Bristol University, added: “Some members of the public view vaccination as a social duty, while others are more concerned with direct personal benefits.
“Partly for this reason, there has been a great deal of political concern about whether vaccination records could encourage vaccine uptake.
“These results suggest that this is possible and that the leisure, hospitality and travel industries can reopen more quickly.
“But we also have indications of the challenges that can be connected with the passports – since a considerable part of the public fears that they are being abused, also by restricting civil liberties.”