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The rate of vaccine hesitancy is low in South Africa, with 71% of people willing to take the Covid-19 jab. The recent National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS)–Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM) Wave 4 study has found that over 71% of South Africans would take the Covid-19 vaccine, if it were available. Mass vaccination for Covid-19 is only expected to start in the country on 17 May. Researchers collected the NIDS-CRAM Wave 4 data between 2 February and 10 March 2021. There were 5 629 successful Wave 4 interviews. According to the research, local vaccine acceptance is higher than recent estimates from the United States and France, but lower than China, Brazil and the United Kingdom compared to other countries. "The youth and those with only a primary school education were more likely to be vaccine hesitant," the research found. →