4% of Spaniards you do not intend to be vaccinated against Covid-19. This is one of the main conclusions of the report “Vaccination against Covid-19 in Spain: Surveys in the Community Pharmacy”, prepared by the General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists together with the Weber Foundation and Sanofi Pasteur.
The main objective of this report is to analyze vaccination against Covid-19 in Spain and its determinants, based on a survey of 654 people in community pharmacies in the 17 autonomous communities.
72.6% of the participants were vaccinated at the time of the survey and only 4% of the sample reported neither being vaccinated nor intending to do so.
Among the reasons for not wanting to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the alleged lack of security (50%) prefer to wait a while for more people to be vaccinated (19%) and the fear of vaccine side effects (fifteen%).
Among those vaccinated, 62% had some adverse reaction to vaccination. Women reported adverse reactions in a greater proportion than men (66% vs. 51%). Adverse reactions were more common among younger than older age groups of respondents.
The main adverse reactions to the vaccine were pain at the injection site, feeling tired, chills, headache and fever.
Furthermore, the report concludes that 9% of the sample reported having suffered from Covid-19 previously. By age groups, the group of respondents under 35 years of age is the one that reports the highest rates of coronavirus (10.9%), while the subgroup between 36 and 50 years of age is the one with the lowest relative rates (6.8%). .
Regarding the role of the community pharmacy in vaccination, 77% of those surveyed said they were willing to get vaccinated at a community pharmacy; 13% did not know or were not sure, and 10% rejected this option.
The goal of the World Health Organization is to achieve a worldwide vaccination coverage of 40% by the end of 2021 and 70% by mid-2027. In Europe, a total of 628 million doses of the different approved vaccines, allowing 318 million inhabitants to be immunized with at least one dose.
Spain It is among the European countries with the highest vaccination coverage, with 90.6% of the population over 12 years of age with the full regimen administered.