The best and the brightest (well, 92 percent of them)
A poll by the UKrant student newspaper at the RUG shows that although the majority of the respondents will be vaccinated, 8% do not intend to do so. Students at the RUG are mostly positive about receiving the Coronavirus vaccine, says the UKrant, which surveyed 130 students (out of a total student body of about 35,000).
Most of the students surveyed plan to take the vaccine as soon as they get the chance. More than 67 percent say a definite “yes”. A frequently mentioned reason is that students are fed up with the restrictions and want to return to a normal student life without corona measures.
A quarter of the students still have doubts whether they will take the vaccine as soon as the opportunity presents itself. The short time in which the vaccine was developed and uncertainty about possible side effects play a role in this, the students say.
About 8 percent of those surveyed have absolutely no intention of taking the vaccine.
Master’s student of employment law Shannon Renardie (23) is one of them, although she is in a high-risk group because of her asthma. “My body should be able to handle that on its own. What else do you have an immune system for? In a few years, when more people have had it, I would consider it. But at the moment I am certainly not first in line”, she said to the Ukrant.