Coronavirus Weekly Check-in 3

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Leeds launched a survey to learn about how people in Leeds felt about getting their COVID-19 vaccine. This report is based on the responses received from over 3000 people between 20th November and 7th December 2020.

  • People aged 44 and younger were more likely than older generations to say that they don’t plan to get the vaccine or were undecided. Vaccine hesitancy peaked among the 25-34-year age category.
  • On the whole, people from White British backgrounds were more likely than people from other ethnic backgrounds to say they plan to get the vaccine.
  • Levels of indecision were also higher among people from other ethnic backgrounds.
  • For respondents of all ethnicities, protecting oneself and / or others were the most frequently cited reasons for getting the vaccine. However, compared to their White British counterparts, a larger proportion of respondents from other ethnic backgrounds cited protecting themselves and/or others as a reason to get vaccinated.
  • While concerns about side effects were the most frequently referenced reason for not getting vaccinated across all ethnicities, they were particularly prevalent among culturally diverse communities.
  • Most people wanted more information about potential side effects, both long-term and short-term. Other information which people wanted to access included length of time the vaccine would provide immunity, number of doses they would need to take, information about effectiveness, and when and which vaccine they would get.

The report also contains feedback from the people of Leeds with the greatest health inequalities. This information was shared by Leeds Voices and the Communities of Interest team at Forum Central with Healthwatch Leeds.

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General details

Report title 
Coronavirus Weekly Check-in 3
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Leeds
Date of publication 
Monday, 14 December, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 20 November, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 7 December, 2020
Type of report 
Key themes 
Consent to care and treatment
Health inequalities
Health protection
Information providing
Other information of note about this report 
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Primary research method used 
Focus group
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Community pharmacy
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Other population characteristics 
Refugees or asylum seekers
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.