Q. It has recently been announced that children aged 12-15 with underlying health conditions can receive the Pfizer vaccine in Australia once enough vaccines are available.
Once a vaccine becomes available to your child(ren), how long would you wait before getting them to take it?
[Asked only to those with dependent children in the household]
|Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated as soon as possible||50%||54%||46%||43%||46%||74%||54%||54%||44%||35%|
|I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away||41%||39%||42%||44%||46%||19%||37%||41%||45%||52%|
|I’d never get my child(ren) vaccinated||10%||7%||12%||14%||8%||7%||9%||5%||11%||12%|
|I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated as soon as possible||58%||49%||50%||31%||31%|
|I’d get my child(ren) vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away||30%||46%||41%||58%||54%|
|I’d never get my child(ren) vaccinated||12%||4%||8%||11%||16%|
*Caution: Small base sizes
- Half of parents say would have their children vaccinated as soon as they are eligible, while 41% would not do it straight away. 10% say they would never vaccinate their children against Covid-19.
- Intention to vaccinate their children as soon as possible is highest among parents who are men (54%), those aged over 55 (74%), and Labor and Coalition voters (54% respectively). Parents in NSW are most likely to vaccinate their children as soon as possible (58%).
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