Press release: 12.745-043/22

Austrian COVID-19 vaccination and recovery status depends on employment, educational level and age

Vienna, 2022-02-22 – The COVID-19 vaccination/recovery-status of the Austrian population varies along socio-economic characteristics. This is a result of an analysis by Statistics Austria on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, investigating the vaccination status in early February in relation to COVID-19 infections.

"As of the beginning of February, around 22% of Austria's resident population has neither been vaccinated against COVID-19 nor recovered. At the same time, 69% of the population have a valid vaccination certificate and the proportion of those who have only recovered is 9%. The individual's willingness to be vaccinated depends to a large extent on the level of education and participation in working life. The vaccination rate among 25-64-year-olds with a university degree is significantly higher at almost 82% than among persons with a compulsory school leaving certificate or less at 69%. The employed in this age group have a significantly higher vaccination rate of 76% than those who are not employed with 71%," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.

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