The Real Intention of Young Genaration: "Vaccination Doesn't Make a Big Difference"

2022.4.13 06:00
A video urging young people to get vaccination is broadcast on a large screen at a train station in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

A video urging young people to get vaccination is broadcast on a large screen at a train station in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

  • A video urging young people to get vaccination is broadcast on a large screen at a train station in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
  • The third vaccination coverage by age group in Tokyo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is focusing on the third vaccination to stop the epidemic of the COVID-19. However, young people in their 20's hesitate to take the third vaccination.
A 23-year-old male student in the fourth year of university says he won't take the third vaccination, reffering to the fact that one of his friends who belong to a same club had just a mild symptoms even he got a covid-19 in Februrary. "The vaccination doesn't converge the corona epidemic . I'm tired of taking infection control measures," he said.
A group of four third-year university students who were walking in bussiness suits and were looking for a job had different opinions about vaccination. One said, "I don't want to infect my grandparents who live with me." He got the third vaccination. However the other three did not. They said, "Young people will not get seriously ill even if they get infected" and "it can get infected even if was vacccinated."
The rate of the third vaccination in the 20's is low. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 82.2% of people aged 65 and over have completed the third vaccination, while only 25.6% of people in their 20's have completed the vaccination.

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