Majority of Quezon City residents have expressed willingness to be inoculated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, a survey conducted by the local government showed.
According to City Administrator Michael Alimurung, 57.6 percent of 44,000 individuals who recently applied for a city identification card (ID) answered “yes” after they were asked if they are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, only 9.1 percent of them said they were reluctant in getting a vaccine while 33.3 percent remain undecided, Alimurung added.
The city official said many of those who do not want to get vaccinated yet are worried “about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, while others have health issues such as allergies.”
He added that those who remain undecided explained that they are still “having second thoughts about the side effects, while others would base their final decision on what brand of vaccine would be used by the city government.”
Recently, the local government entered into a tripartite agreement with British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the national government for the procurement of 1.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the city.
Mayor Joy Belmonte assured her constituents that the city government “will buy only the safest and most effective vaccines.”