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COVID shots meet skepticism in South Korea, China and Japan: poll

Survey for Davos meetings shows only 14% to 23% want immediate vaccinations

A medical worker prepares a dose of coronavirus vaccine at a community health center in Qingdao, in China's Shandong Province, on Jan. 5.   © China Daily via Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Many Northeast Asians are reluctant to receive COVID-19 vaccinations even as the pandemic drags on into year two, a survey conducted for this week's World Economic Forum virtual meetings indicates.

The poll, conducted by Paris-based market researcher Ipsos, found the least sense of urgency for inoculations in South Korea. Only 14% of respondents there said they wanted to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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