Around 74 percent of adults around the world said they would get a vaccine for Covid-19, if it were available while 26 percent denied, according to a new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey.
The survey has been conducted among nearly 20,000 adults from 27 countries.
"Globally, 74 percent of all adults surveyed agree that, 'if a vaccine for Covid-19 were available, I would get it' (37 percent strongly agree and 37 percent somewhat agree) while 26 percent disagree (15 percent somewhat and 12 percent strongly)," according to the survey.
The World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey said, "This majority might still fall short of the number required to beat Covid-19, with less than a majority (37 percent) who are firm in their view. More than half (59 percnet) do not expect that one will be available before the end of this year."
The countries where Covid-19 vaccination intent is highest are China (97 percent), Brazil (88 percent), Australia (88 percent), and India (87 percent). Those where it is lowest are Russia (54 percent), Poland (56 percent), Hungary (56 percent), and France (59 percent).
Arnaud Bernaert, head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum, said, "The 26 percent shortfall in vaccine confidence is significant enough to compromise the effectiveness of rolling out a Covid-19 vaccine. It is therefore critical that governments and the private sector come together to build confidence and ensure that manufacturing capacity meets the global supply of a Covid-19 vaccination programme."
However, across all 27 countries, 59 percent disagree that a vaccine for Covid-19 will be available before the end of 2020.