Most Poles against mandatory vaccinations

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Most Poles oppose compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations, according to a new poll published on Tuesday.

The CBOS poll found that only 38 percent of Poles support obligatory Covid-19 jabs while 43 percent were for voluntary vaccinations.

The poll also found that 13 percent thought vaccinations should be mandatory for certain groups, including medical staff (99 percent), teachers (90 percent), nursing home staff (85 percent), the uniformed services (73 percent) and shop staff (62 percent).

Most of the obligatory vaccination supporters were aged 65 or over (60 percent), voluntary vaccination was mainly supported by the 18-24 age group (52 percent).

More than half of the respondents (58 percent) said they feared getting infected by the coronavirus while 41 percent said they had no infection fears.

CBOS ran the computer-assisted survey on January 3-13 on a random sample of 1,135 Poles.