According to a survey for a research institute of the union-related Hans Böckler Foundation, those who earn little in Germany are also less likely to be vaccinated against corona.
Düsseldorf – In the non-representative survey in June, 49 percent of those surveyed from the bottom fifth of the wage distribution stated that they had already received at least the first dose of vaccine, the Institute for Economic and Social Sciences (WSI) announced on Wednesday. In contrast, 71 percent of the top fifth of the income distribution reported having been vaccinated at least once.
According to the survey, there are also differences in the vaccination rate between individual occupations. Sales employees stated that only 52 percent had been vaccinated at least once. Aline Zucco from WSI emphasized that because of the lifting of the vaccination prioritization, many employees from priority group 3, who were involved in an activity in the food retail trade, were no longer given a chance. “Now quite a few of them are apparently unable to find their way around the jungle around the appointment allocation.”
According to the communication, there are significantly higher vaccination rates among those surveyed from the medical health professions (81 percent) and the education and social sector (74 percent). Most of them belonged to priority groups 1 and 2.
It is true that the proportion of respondents among low-income earners who are still unvaccinated and who do not want to be vaccinated is significantly higher at 9 percent than among higher-income earners (4 percent). At the same time, however, this group also has the greatest potential for vaccination progress, emphasized Zucco. “If the company doctor offers an uncomplicated vaccination during working hours, many people can also be reached.” (Dpa)