Vaccine: the long road to public acceptance

DECRYPTION – At the end of November, an Ifop poll for the JDD indicated that more than half of the French did not intend to be vaccinated.

The speed with which the vaccination campaign is starting, a year after the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, fuels both hope and mistrust. An Ifop survey for JDD indicated at the end of November that 59% of French people did not intend to be vaccinated. Obtaining widespread public support for vaccination will not be an easy task …

The government has set itself two watchwords: trust and transparency. For Alain Fischer, who chairs the steering committee for the French vaccine strategy, it is above all necessary to involve “Health professionals, who must themselves be convinced by transparent and complete communication on the benefit-risk analysis of these vaccines”.

If we first vaccinate the most motivated, they will play the role of ambassadors to the hesitant.

A member of the “Psychology and Coronavirus” expert group

A survey conducted in December by the Covigie network of more than 5,200 caregivers indicates that 27% are reluctant to encourage their patients to be vaccinated, and 7% will not. “However, the people questioned are not antivaccines: two thirds are vaccinated

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