Essential Report

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Jun 8, 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?

  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 52% 44% 42% 49% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 36% 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 13% 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,104 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,008
  • Just over half of Australians now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible, or already have been vaccinated (52%), an increase from 44% last month.
  • Fewer people now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (36% from 42% last month).
  • 13% now say they would never get vaccinated.
VIC 07/06 10/05
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible /  I’ve already been vaccinated 56% 37%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 32% 44%
I’d never get vaccinated 12% 19%
Base (n) 278 275
18-34 07/06 10/05
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible /  I’ve already been vaccinated 45% 32%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 41% 48%
I’d never get vaccinated 15% 20%
Base (n) 347 340
  • More Victorians now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible / have already been vaccinated compared to last month (56% from 37%); Fewer Victorians now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (32% from 44% last month), and fewer now say they would never get vaccinated (12% from 19% last month).
  • Similarly, more of those aged 18-34 now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible / already have been vaccinated compared to last month (45% from 32%); Fewer 18-34 year old’s now say they would get vaccinated but not straight away (41% from 48% last month), and fewer now say they would never get vaccinated (15% from 20% last month).

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