VTSIOM found most of the opponents of vaccination among people aged 35-44
More than half of Russians who have minor children or grandchildren (54%), believe that vaccinations for children to do “definitely need”, according to a survey conducted by the Russian center for public opinion studies (VTSIOM). Another 29% of respondents believe that vaccination, rather desired than not.
Strongly against vaccinations for children were only 5% of survey participants, as many took a softer stance is “probably not necessary”. Found it difficult to answer the question 7% of respondents.
The share of supporters of childhood immunizations to a maximum among people aged 25-34 years (90%), opponents — among respondents aged 35-44 (18%).
Among young people aged 18-24 years, those who would be absolutely sure that vaccinations for children are not needed, poll are not found at all. However, “soft” opponents of vaccination in this group found as many as 9% against 4% among people aged 25-34 years. Furthermore, it is in the youth to maximize the number of those who do not have an opinion about good or bad children vaccinated (19%), and, as a consequence, the minimum percentage of supporters of vaccination (72%).
Speaking about the reasons of rejection of vaccination, their opponents most often cite such arguments as “they do more harm than good” (23%), “children still get sick after vaccination” (22%), “side effects” (22%) and “immunity should be worked out independently” (18%).
In addition, mentioned distrust of doctors and quality of vaccines, the possibility of turning a kid into a cripple and that early people normally live without vaccinations.
Supporters of vaccination also refer to the experience of “ancestors” (“everything ever made, we also”, 7%) and suggests that without vaccination are not taken to schools and kindergartens (1%). However, most often the need for vaccination due to a desire to protect children from diseases (29%).
“Today the enrolment of children in decretorum the age of vaccinations is greater than 95%, and in some cases (measles, mumps) close to 100%. As we can see from the survey, the people declared a lesser willingness to be vaccinated. This Delta between the declarations and the coverage of vaccination is leveled primarily by the efforts of the Ministry of health, with the financial support of vaccination programmes by the state”, — commented the results of a survey practice leader of information policy and communication technologies VTSIOM Kirill Rodin.