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Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 12, 2021

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

Which of the following best describes your situation? 

  11/10 27/09 13/09
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

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

81% 75% 69%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 6% 9% 11%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 7% 10% 14%
I’d never get vaccinated 7% 7% 6%
Base (n) 1,097 1,094 1,100

 

  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

90% 82% 74% 74% 76%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 5% 4% 5% 10% 6%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 2% 7% 11% 9% 11%
I’d never get vaccinated 3% 7% 10% 7% 7%
Base (n) 352 276 215 89 111

  

  Federal Voting Intention
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

83% 87% 79% 68%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 7% 5% 6% 6%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 7% 5% 12% 9%
I’d never get vaccinated 4% 3% 4% 17%
Base (n) 362 414 94 138
  • Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine continues to increase, with 81% who have received at least a first dose. A further 6% are waiting to receive a first dose, even though they have already booked in.
  • Overall, 7% of people say they do not intend to get a vaccine, but this is highest among those intending to vote for a minor party at 17% (e.g. One Nation or UAP) or an independent candidate at the next federal election. Just 3% of those in NSW say they would never get vaccinated – the lowest of all states.

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Sep 14, 2021

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.

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

May 11, 2021

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?

  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 44% 42% 47% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,010
  • 44% of Australians now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible or they’ve already been vaccinated (42% in April).
  • The proportion of people who say they would get vaccinated but not straight away is unchanged from last month (42%).
  • 14% now say they would never get vaccinated.
  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated 44% 53% 35% 32% 41% 56% 43% 52% 40% 38%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 42% 34% 50% 48% 44% 37% 43% 39% 48% 44%
I’d never get vaccinated 14% 13% 15% 20% 15% 8% 14% 9% 12% 18%
Base (n) 1,092 536 556 340 372 380 371 400 109 111
  • Those most likely to get the vaccine immediately or already be vaccinated include men (53%) and those aged over 55 (56%).
  • Those voting for independent or minor parties are the most likely to say they would never get vaccinated (18%).

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 26, 2021

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?

  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 42% 47% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,010
  • With the rocky start to the nationwide Covid-19 vaccine rollout, 42% of Australians now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible or they’ve already been vaccinated. This is a drop from last month (47%) and a return to levels at the start of this year / end of last year.
  • About the same proportion of people as last month say that would get vaccinated but not straight away (42%).
  • 16% now say they would never get vaccinated, the highest proportion since first recording data in August last year.
  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated 42% 49% 36% 33% 39% 53% 43% 52% 33% 35%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 42% 40% 44% 44% 44% 38% 45% 39% 50% 33%
I’d never get vaccinated 16% 12% 20% 23% 17% 9% 13% 10% 17% 33%
Base (n) 1,090 539 551 359 289 442 362 414 95 114
  • Those most likely to get the vaccine immediately or already be vaccinated include men (49%) and those aged over 55 (53%) – however for the latter group this is a notable drop from last month (was 60%).
  • Those voting for independent or minor parties are the most likely to say they would never get vaccinated (33%) – another significant increase since last month (20%).

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