Despite President Jair Bolsonaro's attacks on immunization against Covid-19, support for vaccines against the disease continues to grow in Brazil and reached a record level, 94% of the population, according to Datafolha research.
Datafolha surveyed 2,074 people aged 16 and over in 146 cities across the country on July 7th and 8th. The margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.
Among those interviewed, 56% say they have already been vaccinated, and 38% that they intend to do so. Only 5% say they have not been and do not intend to be immunized and 1% say they do not know.
Almost 1 in 5 respondents (19%) declare they have already taken two doses (17%) or a single dose (2%), and 37% are still waiting for the date to complete the immunization.
With the offer of four different immunizations in the country, health authorities have been asking the population to take what they have in order to expand coverage as quickly as possible. Datafolha shows that 1% of Brazilians have not yet been immunized because they did not have access to the vaccine they wanted.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon