Essential Report

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Sep 28, 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

75% 74% 75% 63% 73% 86% 77% 81% 74% 61%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 9% 10% 8% 16% 9% 2% 7% 9% 10% 8%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 10% 9% 11% 15% 10% 6% 13% 6% 10% 8%
I’d never get vaccinated 7% 8% 6% 7% 8% 5% 3% 4% 6% 23%
Base (n) 1,094 539 555 341 368 385 366 397 101 130

 

  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

83% 77% 67% 60% 70%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 7% 9% 8% 15% 11%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 4% 8% 16% 12% 14%
I’d never get vaccinated 6% 6% 9% 13% 4%
Base (n) 348 277 211 89 111
  • Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine continues to increase, with 75% having received at least a first dose. A further 9% are waiting to receive a first dose 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 23% (e.g. One Nation or UAP) or an independent candidate at the next federal election.

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