Essential Report

Views towards how ‘vaccinated’ people should be counted

Jun 8, 2021

Q. The Covid-19 vaccinations currently available in Australia require two doses to be administered.

Which of the following statements is closer to your view?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
People should only be counted as ‘vaccinated’ when they’ve had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 81% 78% 84% 73% 81% 89% 83% 81% 79% 79%
It’s fine for people to be counted as ‘vaccinated’ even if they’ve only had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 19% 22% 16% 27% 19% 11% 17% 19% 21% 21%
Base (n) 1,104 542 562 347 364 393 346 404 108 141

 

State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
People should only be counted as ‘vaccinated’ when they’ve had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine 82% 79% 84% 86% 76%
It’s fine for people to be counted as ‘vaccinated’ even if they’ve only had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 18% 21% 16% 14% 24%
Base (n) 349 278 225 89 108
  • The majority of Australians think people should only be counted as ‘vaccinated’ when they’ve had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Those over 55 are more likely to think this than younger cohorts (89% to 81% of those aged 35-54 and 73% of those 18-34).
  • 19% think it’s fine for people to be counted as ‘vaccinated’ even if they’ve only had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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