Essential Report

Views towards workplace Covid-19 vaccination programs

Aug 17, 2021

Q. Some employers are asking the government to allow workplace vaccination programs where employees can get a Covid-19 vaccine at work (in the same way employees can get flu shots at work).

Which of the following 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
The government should indemnify employers who provide Covid-19 vaccinations to their employees through workplace vaccination programs 68% 68% 68% 58% 68% 77% 69% 72% 66% 59%
If employers insist their employees get vaccinated against Covid-19 through workplace vaccination programs, employers should be the ones liable if anything goes wrong 32% 32% 32% 42% 32% 23% 31% 28% 34% 41%
Base (n) 1,100 538 562 341 374 385 376 384 116 122
  • The majority of people think the government should indemnify employers who provide Covid-19 vaccinations to their employees through workplace vaccination programs (68%). This is over twice as many who think that employers should be the ones liable if anything goes wrong through workplace vaccination programs.

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