Covid-19 vaccine report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Bath and North East Somerset undertook a survey of attitudes to the Covid-19 vaccine.  165 people took part in the survey.

Nearly 85% of respondents had very positive attitudes to vaccines in general.  Nearly nine in ten had heard positive information about the vaccine.

Four in five people who responded had already had the vaccine.  Only two percent of respondents probably or definitely wouldn’t have it.

The report explores concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine, primarily people who couldn’t be vaccinated for health reasons and people who were worried about the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Over nine in ten people said that nothing would stop them from having the vaccine.  Concerns were expressed about having to get public transport or the location might prevent them from having the vaccine.

The main motivations to be vaccinated included protecting friends and family and themselves from getting Covid-19 and helping society getting back to normal again.

People who had already been vaccinated were very appreciative of the speed and efficacy of the vaccination centres they had attended.  A number had concerns about the booking process.

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General details

Report title 
Covid-19 vaccine report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bath and North East Somerset
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 February, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 28 February, 2021
Key themes 
Booking appointments
Health inequalities
Health protection

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
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 
Diagnostic and/or screening service - single handed sessional providers
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
25-64 years
65-85 years
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
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Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.