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35% of Britons are unlikely to get the COVID-19 vaccine: a survey



More than a third of Britons say they are unlikely to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new survey released on Sunday.

The survey was conducted by Opinium in the Observer newspaper, and it is also said that 48% of Britons were worried it would not be safe, and 47% worried it would not be effective.

More than half, 55%, said they are worried it will have side effects.

However, only 20% said they would be unlikely to take it if the vaccine is recommended when the government recommends it, which is less than the 24% who responded the same two weeks ago.

Overall, 68% said they would take it for granted and the government recommends taking more than 67% two weeks ago.

The UK Department of Health has announced that the vaccine will be open from next Tuesday.

The first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived last Thursday, and around 800,000 doses will be available in the UK from next week.

The government has promised 40 million doses of this vaccine, enough for 20 million people to be given two doses of 21 in two days.

The government has also announced the order of people to be included.

First, there will be residents of cared for homes and their caregivers, followed by those over the age of 80 and primary health and social care workers.

Then those over 75, then those over 70 and clinically very weak, then those over 65, then those between 16 and 64 with health conditions.

These groups will then be over 60, then over 55 and then over 50.

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