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Sep 14, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Which of the following best describes your situation? 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

69% 72% 66% 53% 67% 86% 65% 80% 67% 57%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 11% 10% 12% 20% 11% 4% 13% 10% 13% 9%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 14% 13% 15% 20% 15% 7% 16% 8% 16% 18%
I’d never get vaccinated 6% 6% 6% 8% 7% 3% 6% 2% 4% 15%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 374 385 367 389 103 145

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

75% 66% 72% 59% 63%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 12% 15% 6% 10% 10%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 9% 14% 14% 26% 19%
I’d never get vaccinated 5% 6% 8% 4% 8%
Base (n) 352 274 217 89 111
  • 69% of people say they’ve had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 11% say they’ve booked their Covid-19 vaccination and are waiting for their first dose.
  • 14% say they will get vaccinated but haven’t booked an appointment yet.
  • Those most likely to say they’ve had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine include men (72%), those aged over 55 (86%), Coalition voters (80%), those in NSW (75%) and Queenslanders (72%).
  • 20% of people aged 18-34 have booked their vaccination and are waiting for their first dose. However, a further 20% say they haven’t booked their vaccination yet (20%).
  • Only 6% of people now say they would never get vaccinated – the lowest number recorded this year.
Aug 31, 2021
Essential Research

Biggest barrier to the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Australia

Q. Which of the following do you think is currently the biggest barrier to the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Australia?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Unwillingness among people who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine to get vaccinated 48% 50% 47% 43% 44% 57% 41% 60% 30% 52%
A shortage of supply of Covid-19 vaccines for people who are eligible and willing to get vaccinated 52% 50% 53% 57% 56% 43% 59% 40% 70% 48%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 374 385 388 405 90 119
  • The general population is split on the biggest barrier to the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout; Just over half (52%) think the biggest barrier is a shortage of supply of Covid-19 vaccines for people who are eligible and willing to get vaccinated, while just under half (48%) think it’s an unwillingness among people who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine to get vaccinated.
  • Those aged over 55 are more likely than younger cohorts to think the biggest barrier is related to an unwillingness to get vaccinated among those who can (57% to 44% of those aged 35-54, and 43% of those aged 18-34).
  • Coalition voters are also more likely than other voters to think unwillingness is the main issue (60% to 41% Labor voters, 30% Greens voters and 52% minor/independent party voters).
  • There is no difference in views across states.
Aug 17, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine – Adults

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Once a vaccine becomes available to you, how long would you wait before taking it?

  16/08 02/08 19/07 05/07 07/06 10/05 26/04 15/03 01/03 18/01 14/12 10/08
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 68% 64% 63% 51% 52% 44% 42% 49% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 24% 25% 27% 33% 36% 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 8% 11% 11% 16% 13% 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,100 1,098 1,100 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,008
  •  The vaccine rollout continues to progress, with 68% who have either received a vaccine, or would do so as soon as possible.
  • A quarter (24%) now would wait to receive a vaccine (down from 47% in January).
  • 8% say they would never get vaccinated (11% earlier in August).
Aug 17, 2021
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Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine – Children

Q. It has recently been announced that children aged 12-15 with underlying health conditions can receive the Pfizer vaccine in Australia once enough vaccines are available.

Once a vaccine becomes available to your child(ren), how long would you wait before getting them to take it?

[Asked only to those with dependent children in the household]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated as soon as possible 50% 54% 46% 43% 46% 74% 54% 54% 44% 35%
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 41% 39% 42% 44% 46% 19% 37% 41% 45% 52%
I’d never get my child(ren) vaccinated 10% 7% 12% 14% 8% 7% 9% 5% 11% 12%
Base (n) 392 168 224 122 206 64 144 132 38 45

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA* WA*
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated as soon as possible 58% 49% 50% 31% 31%
I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 30% 46% 41% 58% 54%
I’d never get my child(ren) vaccinated 12% 4% 8% 11% 16%
Base (n) 123 94 84 31 41

*Caution: Small base sizes

  • Half of parents say would have their children vaccinated as soon as they are eligible, while 41% would not do it straight away. 10% say they would never vaccinate their children against Covid-19.
  • Intention to vaccinate their children as soon as possible is highest among parents who are men (54%), those aged over 55 (74%), and Labor and Coalition voters (54% respectively). Parents in NSW are most likely to vaccinate their children as soon as possible (58%).
Aug 3, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Once a vaccine becomes available to you, how long would you wait before taking it?

  02/08 19/07 05/07 07/06 10/05 26/04 15/03 01/03 18/01 14/12 10/08
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 64% 63% 51% 52% 44% 42% 49% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 25% 27% 33% 36% 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 11% 11% 16% 13% 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,098 1,100 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,008
  • The vaccine rollout continues to progress, with 64% who have either received a vaccine, or would do so as soon as possible.
  • A quarter (25%) now would wait to receive a vaccine (down from 47% in January).
  • Consistent with last month, 11% say they would never get vaccinated.
Aug 3, 2021
Essential Research

Preference towards Covid-19 vaccines

Q. As you may be aware, there are currently two vaccines available in Australia – the Pfizer vaccine and the AstraZeneca (Oxford) vaccine.

Which of the following is closer to your view?

[Asked only to those who selected ‘I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible’, ‘I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away’ or ‘I’d never get vaccinated’ when asked the question: ‘The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia. Once a vaccine becomes available to you, how long would you wait before taking it?’]

  02/08 05/07 07/06 26/04
I would be willing to get either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine 24% 20% 35% 34%
I would be willing to get the AstraZeneca vaccine but not the Pfizer vaccine 3% 4% 6% 3%
I would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine 47% 42% 30% 28%
I would not be willing to get either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine 14% 18% 14% 15%
Unsure 12% 16% 15% 20%
Base (n) 698 806 913 1,005
  • The proportion of Australians who have not yet been vaccinated and are willing to get either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine is now at 24% (20% last month).
  • 47% of people have not been vaccinated and would receive the Pfizer, but not the AstraZeneca vaccine. This unwillingness to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine has increased from 28% in April.
18-39 02/08 05/07 07/06 26/04
I would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine 48% 41% 30% 28%
Base (n) 371 431 445 439

 

40-49 02/08 05/07 07/06 26/04
I would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine 47% 47% 36% 28%
Base (n) 105 172 174 138

 

50-59 02/08 05/07 07/06 26/04
I would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine 53% 43% 31% 30%
Base (n) 100 184 168 151

 

60-69 02/08 05/07 07/06 26/04
I would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine 41% 21% 18% 27%
Base (n) 84 174 171 188
  • Unwillingness to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine has increased across all age groups since April.
  • Among those aged 50-59, over half (53%) who are unvaccinated would be unwilling to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine (increase from 30% in April).
  • Among those aged 60-69, 41% of those who are unvaccinated would be unwilling to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine (increase from 27% in April).
  Total Gender Federal Voting Intention
Male Female Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I would be willing to get either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine 24% 29% 20% 23% 30% 29% 16%
I would be willing to get the AstraZeneca vaccine but not the Pfizer vaccine 3% 4% 3% 6% 2% 1% 0%
I would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine 47% 41% 51% 51% 52% 41% 33%
I would not be willing to get either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine 14% 15% 13% 9% 9% 18% 40%
Unsure 12% 11% 13% 12% 8% 10% 12%
Base (n) 698 316 382 250 223 71 83
  • Unwillingness to receive the Pfizer vaccine is highest among women (51%).
  • 40% of unvaccinated minor/independent party voters are unwilling to receive either vaccine.
Jul 20, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Once a vaccine becomes available to you, how long would you wait before taking it?

  19/07 05/07 07/06 10/05 26/04 15/03 01/03 18/01 14/12 10/08
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 63% 51% 52% 44% 42% 49% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 27% 33% 36% 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 11% 16% 13% 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,100 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,008
  •  Most Australians (63%) now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, already have been vaccinated, or already have had the first dose or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, an increase from earlier this month (51%). Less than a third of people now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (27% from 33% earlier this month). This is the lowest proportion recorded since this question was first asked in August last year.
  • 11% now say they would never get vaccinated, fewer than earlier this month (16%).
18-34 19/07 05/07 07/06 10/05
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 50% 35% 45% 32%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 35% 39% 41% 48%
I’d never get vaccinated 15% 26% 15% 20%
Base (n) 341 341 347 340
NSW 19/07 05/07 07/06 10/05
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 65% 56% 56% 48%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 24% 30% 34% 40%
I’d never get vaccinated 11% 14% 10% 12%
Base (n) 354 553 349 349
  • With the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown in NSW, more people in NSW now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, already have been vaccinated, or already have had the first dose or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine compared to earlier this month (65% to 56% respectively). This is the highest proportion recorded since this question was first asked in August last year.
  • Consequently, fewer of those in NSW now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (24% from 30% earlier this month). Fewer also now say they would never get vaccinated (11% from 14% earlier this month).
  • Half (50%) of those aged 18-34 now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, already have been vaccinated, or already have had the first dose or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, a significant increase from earlier this month (35%).
Jul 6, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Once a vaccine becomes available to you, how long would you wait before taking it?

  05/07 07/06 10/05 26/04 15/03 01/03 18/01 14/12 10/08
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 51% 52% 44% 42% 49% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 33% 36% 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 16% 13% 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,008
  • About half of Australians say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, already have been vaccinated, or already have had the first dose or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (51%), consistent with last month.
  • Slightly fewer people now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (33% from 36% last month).
  • 16% now say they would never get vaccinated.
18-34 05/07 07/06 10/05
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 35% 45% 32%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 39% 41% 48%
I’d never get vaccinated 26% 15% 20%
Base (n) 341 347 340
NSW 05/07 07/06 10/05
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 56% 56% 48%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 30% 34% 40%
I’d never get vaccinated 14% 10% 12%
Base (n) 553 349 349
  • Despite the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown in NSW, a consistent level of those in NSW say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, already have been vaccinated, or already have had the first dose or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine compared to last month (56%).
  • Fewer of those in NSW now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (30% from 34% last month), and slightly more now say they would never get vaccinated (14% from 10% last month).
  • With the recent changes in the federal government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout strategy affecting under 40s, fewer of those aged 18-34 now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, already have been vaccinated, or already have had the first dose or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (35% from 45% last month). This is consistent with the level in May.
  • About a quarter (26%) of those aged 18-34 now say they would never get vaccinated (15% last month). This is the highest proportion recorded since this question was first asked in August last year.
  • Slightly fewer of those 18-34 say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (39% from 41% last month).
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