Half of anti-vaxxers have been jabbed with Covid vaccine, study finds

HALF of anti-vaxxers have been jabbed, a new study has revealed.

Thousands who said they will “definitely not” get a Covid vaccine have since been won over.

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Half of anti-vaxxers have been jabbed with a Covid vaccine, research found


Half of anti-vaxxers have been jabbed with a Covid vaccine, research foundCredit: PA

The research also showed 94 per cent of people offered a vaccine have taken it up.

Muslims are least likeliest to accept, with almost a fifth wrongly believing they contain pork.

But among that group jab confidence has risen since December from 23 per cent to 67 per cent.

Nearly 75 per cent of people from ethnic minorities say they will have a vaccine, up from 36 per cent at the end of last year.

Dr Siobhan McAndrew, of the University of Bristol, which conducted the research with King’s College London, said: “The high rates accepting a vaccine are extremely encouraging. There’s a large difference in intention to get vaccinated between religious groups, with Muslims in particular standing out.”

Some 4,896 UK adults were polled in April, after a similar survey in December.

Yesterday, data showed 96,800 people — one in 560 — had Covid in England last week.

Analyst Sarah Crofts said infections are still relatively low but increasing, probably because of the Delta variant.

Scientists also revealed yesterday that natural protection from Covid lasts at least nine months after getting it.

Experts from the Government’s emergency virus group said antibodies may stay in the blood for years, like they do with SARS or flu.

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