• 7 In 10 Koreans Want To Wait To Take COVID-19 Vaccine
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Nearly seven in 10 South Koreans say they will wait to see how COVID-19 vaccines are working for others before getting the shot themselves.

A vaccine perception study by Seoul National University showed 67.7 percent of adults are taking a wait-and-see approach toward coronavirus vaccination.

In comparison, only 28.6 percent of adults said they want to get vaccinated right away.

But researchers found overall, most people trust the vaccines, with 32.3 percent saying they don't.

About 80 percent also replied that they will surely or probably get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future.

A mere 1.8 percent said they will never get a shot.

The findings come as the government plans to start administering vaccines next month with the aim of inoculating more than 60 percent of the country's 51-million population before autumn.

The survey conducted January 8-10, on 1,094 Korean adults, had a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.96 percentage points.
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