Poll: Majority of Israelis would refuse to get COVID vaccine in first round

An opinion survey finds that fewer than half of Israelis would be willing to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s first rolled out to the public.

The poll finds that 40% would be willing to get the shot in the first round, while 52% would not. Women were more hesitant than men, with just 33% saying they would get the vaccine, compared to 47% among men.

The survey by the Israel Democracy Institute was conducted with 607 respondents, between November 12 and November 15. Its margin of error is 3.7%.

The poll comes as the two leading vaccine contenders, Moderna and Pfizer, report over 90% success, based on early data. Israel has deals with both companies to supply millions of vaccines.

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