Essential Report

Satisfaction with speed of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Jun 8, 2021

Q. Which of the following best describes your view on how quickly the following groups of people are being vaccinated against Covid-19 in Australia?

They are being vaccinated…

  … more quickly than I would like … at about the right speed … more slowly than I would like Unsure
Residents and workers at aged care and disability facilities 11% 25% 49% 14%
Quarantine, border and frontline healthcare workers 12% 33% 39% 16%
Essential workers (e.g. teachers, police, fire, emergency services) 12% 34% 39% 15%
Adults with an underlying medical condition 11% 31% 37% 21%
Adults aged under 50 8% 36% 36% 20%
People aged over 50 10% 39% 35% 16%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults 10% 27% 32% 31%
  • About half (49%) of Australians think residents and workers at aged care and disability facilities are being vaccinated more slowly than they would like.
  • Quarantine, border and frontline healthcare workers, and essential workers (e.g. teachers, police, fire, emergency services) are next in line, with 39% of Australians who think these groups are being vaccinated more slowly than they would like, respectively.
TOTAL: … more slowly than I would like State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Residents and workers at aged care and disability facilities 45% 57% 50% 49% 43%
People aged over 50 30% 42% 34% 37% 40%
Adults aged under 50 32% 39% 35% 37% 42%
Adults with an underlying medical condition 33% 42% 39% 38% 36%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults 32% 36% 31% 31% 29%
Quarantine, border and frontline healthcare workers 33% 47% 42% 33% 35%
Essential workers (e.g. teachers, police, fire, emergency services) 34% 45% 42% 36% 35%
Base (n) 349 278 225 89 108
  • Victorians are most likely to think residents and workers at aged care and disability facilities, and quarantine, border and frontline healthcare workers are being vaccinated more slowly than they would like (57% and 47% respectively).

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