Society 04/09/2021

Women get vaccinated more when they are young and men when they are older

Difference between genders is reversed from 60 onwards

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Una jove vacunant-se a Barcelona.

BarcelonaAre there differences between men and women when it comes to vaccination against the coronavirus? A priori the answer is yes: in Catalonia women are vaccinated slightly more than men, specifically 3.6% more. While 77.7% of Catalan women have already completed the vaccination schedule, the figure falls to 74.1% in the case of men. However, this disparity is not homogeneous: women are vaccinated more often when they are younger, while men are more likely to be vaccinated from the age of 60 onward. For the first time since the pandemic began, the Department of Health has made public the vaccination coverage of the population taking into account two demographic factors, age and gender, and the current values show small but significant differences.

Young women are vaccinated more than young men, especially when they are between 20 and 29 years old. 63% women born between 1992 and 2001 are vaccinated, 8.1% more than men their age (54.9%). The differences narrow in the ages immediately below and above: 2.2% for 12-19 year olds (44.8% women and 42.6% men have completed the regimen) and 0.3% in the 30-39 age group (66.3% women and 63% men are immunised). Women continue to be vaccinated slightly more than men when they reach 40-49 years of age (81.4% women vaccinated compared to 78.5% men vaccinated) and 50-59 years of age (87% and 85.9%, respectively).

From 60 onwards, however, the trend gradually reverses and it is men who show more interest in vaccinations. In the 60-69 age group, 88.3% men have received both doses, and 87.8% women. The difference is 0.5%. Between the ages of 70 and 79 this percentage rises to 1% (at this point there are 93.6% men and 92.6% women immunised) and from the age of 80, to 1.1% (men have a coverage of 94.3% and women, 93.2%).

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