A Eurobarometer survey exploring countries’ approach to the COVID-19 vaccine has revealed that while 92 per cent of Malta is vaccinated, enthusiasm towards mandatory vaccination has dropped significantly.
The percentage of people believing that “everyone should get vaccinated against COVID-19 because it is a civic duty” dropped by 15 points between May 2021 and February 2022 but still stands at a considerable 61%.
Individuals believing vaccination should be mandatory dropped to 45% from the previous 52%. With regards to restriction, 66% of Maltese still sustained their belief of restricting access of certain areas to those who are unvaccinated.
The survey also highlights that 55% agree with children receiving COVID-19 vaccines.