Summary of report content
Healthwatch Swindon carried out research into people’s attitudes and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. They conducted an online survey, which 765 people took part in.Healthwatch Swindon found that the majority of respondents had a positive attitude towards vaccines in general. More than three quarters of respondents had heard positive information about the COVID vaccine and a similar number felt that the information from the NHS or the Government about the vaccine and its roll out had been communicated clearly and effectively.
However, 37 people expressed hesitancy about the vaccine, stating they definitely would not have it, would probably not have it or were not sure. The main reason for vaccine hesitancy was because the respondent could not be vaccinated for health reasons. The main motivating reasons to get the vaccine were to protect family, friends, themselves and vulnerable people. 86% of people who said they would get the vaccine said nothing would stop them getting it. The main potential logistical barrier was vaccine location as 7% cited it as a concern.
Would you like to look at:
COVID-19 Vaccine Report
Date of publication
Friday, 19 March, 2021
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 1 February, 2021
Date evidence capture finished
Monday, 1 March, 2021
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
Primary research method used
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Number of people who shared their views
All people 18 and over
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?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?