Essential Report

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine – Adults

Aug 17, 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?

  16/08 02/08 19/07 05/07 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 / I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine / I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 68% 64% 63% 51% 52% 44% 42% 49% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 24% 25% 27% 33% 36% 42% 42% 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 8% 11% 11% 16% 13% 14% 16% 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,100 1,098 1,100 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,090 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,008
  •  The vaccine rollout continues to progress, with 68% who have either received a vaccine, or would do so as soon as possible.
  • A quarter (24%) now would wait to receive a vaccine (down from 47% in January).
  • 8% say they would never get vaccinated (11% earlier in August).

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