Essential Report

Reason those eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine have not been vaccinated yet

Jul 6, 2021

Q. Thinking about why you haven’t been vaccinated against Covid-19 yet, which of the following is closer to your situation?

[ASKED ONLY TO THOSE WHO SAY THEY WOULD GET VACCINATED AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE]

  Total Gender Age Group
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
I would like to get vaccinated but I haven’t been able to book an appointment 23% 32% 16% 38% 27% 15%
I would like to get vaccinated but I haven’t gotten around to booking an appointment 15% 19% 12% 30% 17% 10%
I would like to get vaccinated but I want to see how others react to the Covid-19 vaccine first before booking an appointment 34% 26% 42% 22% 35% 38%
Other 27% 23% 30% 10% 21% 37%
Base (n) 355 170 185 44 166 145
  • About of third (34%) of those who say they would get vaccinated and self-report they are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine say the haven’t been vaccinated yet because they want to see how others react to the Covid-19 vaccine first before booking an appointment. Women are much more likely than men to say this (42% to 26% respectively).
  • 23% of this group say they would like to get vaccinated but haven’t been able to book an appointment. Men are twice as likely as women to report this (32% to 16% respectively).
  • 15% say they just haven’t gotten around to booking an appointment. 27% have other reasons.

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