OREANDA-NEWS. According to the results of a sociological survey of the German Society for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine and the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, doctors in nursing homes in Germany showed a greater willingness to get vaccinated against coronavirus than the rest of the medical staff of these institutions.

The survey was conducted from December 3 to December 12 in Germany, 2305 people from the medical sector were interviewed, the survey is not representative.

According to the survey, 91% of doctors and 76% of staff stated the importance of vaccination. At the same time, 73% of doctors declared their readiness to be vaccinated, and only 50% - the rest of the staff. The main reason for this attitude was fears of side effects from vaccinations, which could occur in the long term.

The mass vaccination started in Germany on Sunday 27 December. According to the national plan, adopted earlier by the Ministry of Health of Germany, first of all, people over 80 years old, employees and staff of nursing homes, as well as medical personnel of the intensive care unit and emergency room, who are in the "risk zone" for infection, will be vaccinated. As the head of the Ministry of Health of the Federal Republic of Germany Jens Spahn said on Wednesday, almost 400 thousand people have been vaccinated in the country to date.

As for the rest of German citizens, the majority of Germans are afraid of the side effects of the coronavirus vaccine, the DPA reports, citing a poll commissioned by the German YouGov Institute. 57 percent of respondents expressed their fears in this regard.