The rate of vaccination against Covid-19 in people with an immigrant background is lower than in others, but they are more willing to be vaccinated, according to a study by the Robert Koch Institute.
According to the Institute, in the sample used for the research, the basic vaccination has been completed by 92% in people without an immigrant background, but only by 84% in those with such a background. Researchers at the Robert Koch Institute point out, however, that among those who have not yet been vaccinated, those with an immigrant background are more willing to do so than others. “At the moment there are vaccination gaps in different groups of the population and they can not be attributed solely to the immigration background,” which is responsible for socio-economic characteristics such as education and income, but also for language-related limitations. “The better the knowledge of German is assessed, the higher the vaccination rate,” said Eliza Vulcote, a researcher at the institute. She emphasizes that a targeted vaccination campaign is needed for people who come from immigration, as, as she notes, the greater willingness indicates the possibilities that exist.