Only 10 percent of unvaccinated Germans are completely against getting jab

Only 10 percent of unvaccinated Germans are completely against getting jab

A recent survey has revealed that only 10 percent of those still unvaccinated in Germany are completely against receiving a coronavirus vaccine out of principle. The RKI is hoping for a minimum vaccination rate of 85 to 90 percent.

Minority reject coronavirus vaccine in Germany

A survey by the social research institute Infas has revealed that only a small minority among those who are still unvaccinated in Germany are completely against being vaccinated against coronavirus. The survey asked unvaccinated people over the age of 18 whether they would take the vaccine. 15 percent said they were “hesitant”, while 10 percent are completely against getting inoculated.

The Infas surveys mention that 76 percent of adults had received at least one vaccination by the end of July, with 69 percent of 18 to 59-year-olds and 90 percent of over 60-year-olds already inoculated. These figures are from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which collects data from vaccination centres, medical practices and doctors.

Discrepancies with RKI data

A more recent report from the RKI reports that only 64 percent of people aged between 18 and 59 have been vaccinated at least once by mid-August, as well as only 86 percent of people aged over 60. The RKI has explained the discrepancy of previous reports showing higher statistics by suggesting that Johnson & Johnson vaccines may have not been correctly assigned, and that company doctors may not have recorded all administered vaccinations.

The RKI has announced that it is aiming for an 85 percent vaccination rate among people aged between 18 and 59, and a vaccinated rate of 90 percent for those aged over 60, to contain the fourth coronavirus wave. The federal and state governments have been turning to increasingly creative ways to try and combat the country’s faltering vaccination programme, such as turning vaccination centres into party areas and providing vaccinations at the airport.

William Nehra


William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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