More Poles want to be vaccinated against Covid-19

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The number of Poles willing to get inoculated against Covid-19 is on the rise, a recent poll has found.

Nearly 61 percent of respondents are willing to get the jab, according to a survey by the IBRIS pollster published on Thursday by the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, a 14-percent increase on a previous poll run in late December.

IBRiS head Marcin Duma told the paper that people had been concerned that a vaccine prepared in such a short time might not be safe, but now, with vaccinations taking place and few signs of side effects, the number of pro-vaxxers is increasing.

The second reason, he said, is the growing fatigue with sanitary restrictions. "Vaccination seems to be the only way to regain control over one's own life," Duma said.

However, the paper wrote, the percentage of people who are very sceptical about vaccinations has not changed much since the last poll, with 16.3 percent strongly against Covid-19 immunisation in January as compared to 17.1 percent in December.

The survey was carried out in January 8-9 on a representative sample of 1,100 respondents.