Germany: reasons for not receiving a vaccination in the last five years as of 2019

This statistic displays the results of a survey asking individuals in Germany in 2019 their reasons for not receiving a vaccination within the last five years. According to the results, 45 percent of respondents believe that they are still covered by vaccines received earlier, while 25 percent of respondents do not see the need to be vaccinated.

Why have you not had any vaccination in the last five years?*

Share of responses
Still covered by vaccines received earlier45%
Do not see the need to be vaccinated25%
Not been offered any vaccine by your GP, doctor or pediatrician18%
No reason13%
Think that vaccines are unsafe and can have side-effects10%
Other4%
Vaccines are only necessary for children3%
It is complicated and requires lot of effort2%
It is expensive1%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

March 2019

Number of respondents

1,507 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

Those who did not receive a vaccination in the last five years

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Multiple answers possible.

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