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Poll: 80% of Thais concerned about Covid-19 vaccine side effects

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Most Thais are concerned about potential side effects from Covid-19 vaccines, but many still want to get vaccinated once there’s more information about possible side effects, according to a recent survey.

In a poll by the Suan Dusit University, 1,570 Thais from January 22 to 29 were asked questions regarding coronavirus vaccines.

  • More than 80% are worried about the side effects of Covid-19 vaccines.
  • 65% to be vaccinated once there’s more information about potential side effects.
  • 88% of people are confident that the vaccine will protect them against the virus.
  • 83% of them say they’ll still take precautions after getting vaccinated.
  • 27% of them say they have heard of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
  • 52.55% say they know of the AstraZeneca vaccine (Thailand plans to use the AstraZeneca vaccine in its mass immunisation campaign.)

The poll shows that most Thai people are informed about the Covid-19 and keep up to date on the information regarding the vaccines, according to Witthawat Rattanathavorn, of the Science and Technology Faculty at Suan Dusit University. He says all related agencies should provide the public with accurate and necessary information about the vaccines.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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    Glenn

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you Som-O for a reasonably non-bias article !

    I have to comment on the poll individual points;

    – More than 80% are worried about the side effects of Covid-19 vaccines.
    THEY SURE SHOULD BE WORRIED!

    – 65% to be vaccinated once there’s more information about potential side effects.
    ODD QUESTION. IF SIDE EFFECT INCLUDED ONE OR MORE SEVERE REACTIONS, WILL THOSE 65% STILL WANT TO BE JABBED?

    – 88% of people are confident that the vaccine will protect them against the virus.
    88% OF PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT. THE PHARMA COMPANIES EXPLICITLY STATE THE VAX WILL NOT PREVENT CATCHING OR TRANSMITTING CV. WHY GET SHOT?

    – 83% of them say they’ll still take precautions after getting vaccinated.
    AH, THE FACE DIAPERS (that don’t protect from any virus transmission as per the mfgrs)

    – 27% of them say they have heard of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
    SOOOOO, 73% WILLING TO GET SHOT WITH… ANYTHING?

    – 52.55% say they know of the AstraZeneca vaccine (Thailand plans to use the AstraZeneca vaccine in its mass immunization campaign.)
    DO THEY KNOW IT AFFECTS HUMAN DNA, HAS BEEN RUSHED TO MARKET, HAS NEVER BEEN TESTED ON HUMANS? DO THEY KNOW IT WILL NOT PREVENT CATCHING OR TRANSMITTING CV?

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      Issan John

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:14 pm

      No.

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      Ray

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      YAWNNN…..

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    Jason

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Their is a strange irony in this. First, you scare monger the population into submission about the virus and then wonder why they are afraid to take the vaccine! The Thai Government has a lot of work to do to now convince people that vaccines are the only way to restore confidence.

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    They are a very timid people, first they accept all the bans the government impose on them, and now they are afraid of the vaccine!

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    imnotstupid

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    67 supposed deaths and we need a vaccine? They think we’re stupid and can’t do maff.

    Wear a helmet, it’ll protect your from things that are actually dangerous to you.

    Let the old and weak get jabs. let the rest of us take our chances.

    Y’all have been screaming the sky is falling for a year now… its yet to manifest itself with full hospitals and deaths as warned.

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    Fred glue

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    It’s all safe,,, get the jab & let’s move on. Get the cold beers flowing, bring on the rock & roll music.
    Get the dancing girls back on stage. And away we go..???????????????

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      Tt

      Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      Excellent idea. Let’s Party hard. Don’t worry, be happy. You are still alive.

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    Craig White

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    There can be side effects with any vaccine but I still get a flu shot. If your don’t like vaccines, then don’t get it AND don’t expose the rest to your negligence.

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    Ben

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Thailand hasn’t had the death and suffering the west has experienced so they aren’t as anxious about getting the vaccine. The side effects for 99+% of the population are expected and show the body is reacting to antibodies being created that protect against the virus. If you’re highly allergic then the you might have a severe reaction to the vaccine. Keep your epi-pen handy.

    Glenn is a fear mongering anti-vaxxer and is incorrect about the vaccine affecting DNA. The west is vaccinating as quickly as possible with 4 or 5 different vaccines and will be back up and running by spring.

    Any side effects from the vaccine pale in comparison to the disease’s affect on the human body and the resulting deaths without it.

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    London Al

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Almost 100m doses administered thus far, nobody frothing at the mouth or having convulsions.

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    Ben

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I just got my first jab today and feel great. Making plans to go back to the LOS soon.

    The Health Ministry is making plans to reopen to the vaccinated with timing based on scientific evidence that the vaccinated can’t infect anyone. My guess is in the third quarter of 2021.

    I respect Glenn’s choice to pass on vaccination but he won’t be partying in the LOS anytime soon. It’s sad because Glenn is like the guy on the street corner with a sign telling us we’re all going to hell at judgement day. Relax, get a life and have some fun.

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