COVID-19 Vaccine Report

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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.

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General details

Report title 
COVID-19 Vaccine Report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Swindon
Date of publication 
Friday, 19 March, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 February, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 1 March, 2021
Key themes 
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control

Methodology and approach

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? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
1-15 years
16-17 years
All people 18 and over
Non binary
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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? 

Outcomes and impact

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? 

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.