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‘Office-goers show highest interest in taking vaccine’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 January, 2021 12:00 AM
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Office-goers showed the highest interest to participate in the national corona vaccination programme across the country while the day-labourers show the lowest.

North South University released the study findings from its Global Health Institute on Sunday.

According to their study, 74.6 percent people are interested to take the vaccine after getting feedback on effectiveness of the free vaccine.

The government is ready to launch the vaccination drive after receiving two million ampoules of vaccine from India.

Except for urban slums, city people showed the highest interest to take the vaccine. 

Some 17.6 percent respondents of the study mentioned that they have planned to take the vaccine while 7.8 percent individuals are reluctant on the issue.

The study found that the interest of the day labourers to take vaccine is alarmingly low.

Rickshaw pullers, street vendors, drivers, etc are considered day-labors.

Around 46.8 percent day-labors expressed their interest while the numbers for other occupational groups ranged from 62 percent to 83 percent.

Around 82 percent office-based employees showed highest interest to take vaccine.

Some 81 percent of medical doctors and nurses are willing to take the vaccine.

The research got input from the NSU faculty, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), the Rangpur- Hypertension and Research Center and the Bangladesh Centre for Injury Prevention and Research (CIPRB).

Between December 12, 2020 and January 7, 2021, a total of 3,647 people were included in the survey. The response rate was 81 percent.

Around 74 percent people under 30 years of age showed interest to take vaccine.          

Interests of people from age group 31-40 years and 41-50 years of age are 73 percent and 78 percent respectively.

Interest of people from 51-60 age group is 68 percent.