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02 February 2021

67% of SA adults want the Covid-19 vaccine, study finds

Cape Town – Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, the deputy director of the UCT’s Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, an infectious diseases specialist, said numbers wouldn’t go down because “we will still have sufficient transmission going on to keep the epidemic going”. This after a new study from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Centre for Social Change in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) showed two out of three adults would take the Covid-19 vaccine. The two research divisions released the findings on Monday after undertaking an online study with over 10 000 participants between December 29 and January 6. The key findings of the study showed 67% of adults would definitely or probably take the vaccine, 18% would definitely or probably refuse and 15% did not know. 

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