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Among the 56% of French people who do not or no longer want to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca, women are more reluctant than men (62% against 49%) and the refusal is particularly massive among 25-34 year olds. (71%). The rejection of the AstraZeneca is less clear among those over 50, but it still concerns half of this age group.
The French people questioned remain very favorable to the precautionary principle: 70% believe that the government was right to suspend the AstraZeneca vaccine while awaiting the opinion of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The green light given on Thursday to resume vaccinations with this product does not seem likely to restore confidence: a small majority of 53% of those questioned believes that the opinion given clearly establishes that this vaccine is safe and effective. The High Authority for Health (HAS) estimated on Friday that vaccination could “resume without delay” in France but nevertheless recommended do not use the AstraZeneca vaccine “only for people aged 55 and over”, “a possible risk” having been identified by EMA in younger people.
This Odoxa Backbone Consulting survey for franceinfo and Le Figaro was carried out on a sample of 1,005 French people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, interviewed online on March 18 and 19, 2021.
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