Survey: 82% want to be vaccinated by their colleagues

Survey: 82% want to be vaccinated by their colleagues

Most working people hope that their co-workers have been vaccinated against the covid-19 virus. This is what 82 percent of respondents see in a survey published by Entrepreneurs on Sunday. Vaccination of colleagues was especially important for those over 55 years of age.

Nearly two in three workers felt that employers should be able to require vaccinations from workers, while less than a third opposed vaccination authorizations. The proportion of opponents was clearly higher among those under 45 years of age.

"This has also been reflected in the feedback we received. Vaccinations and the Covid Passport divide both business and every working life," said Janne Makkula, Labor Market Director from the Finnish Entrepreneurs Association, in a press release.

Mandatory vaccination of care workers was supported by 69 percent of respondents and less than a quarter opposed.

The majority of respondents said that each company should decide for itself whether to require its customers to show a Covid Passport. This view was shared by 58% of respondents and a third disagreed.

The Covid Passport can be reconfigured

The Finnish Covid Passport, based on the EU’s digital Covid certificate, was introduced in October, but its use was restricted at the end of December. The government and health authorities are now reconsidering its use and requirements. The possibility of obtaining a pass based on a recent negative test result can be eliminated.

In Makkula’s view, the Covid Pass "could help ensure the healthiest possible services for both customers and employees." He added that employers should be able to require employees to have a Covid passport in the workplace.

According to Makkula, the Covid passport should be reviewed as a matter of urgency to include a full series of vaccinations, a medical condition based on a recent illness, or a medical report. A renewed Covid passport would be necessary if the pandemic situation suddenly worsened, he argued.

The survey was conducted by the polling organization Kantar TNS, which interviewed more than 1,000 people in early January. The margin of error is just over three percentage points.

According to the THL, 38.6 per cent of the total population had received a third or booster dose of coronavirus vaccines by Saturday. This was 43.8 percent of 12-year-olds and older who are currently eligible for shooting.

At the same time, 76.1 percent of the total population had received two injections and 73.1 percent of the total population had received at least one dose. The corresponding figures for vaccinators were 86.4 per cent and 83 per cent, respectively.

Source: The Nordic Page

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