COVID vaccinations survey report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees opened a survey to local people gather their views regarding the Covid-19 vaccinations. To gain this information they conducted a Covid-19 vaccination survey on Survey Monkey. Engagement with Healthwatch Champions, the use of social media, telephone and email contact with support services in the local area enabled them to promote the survey.

Seventy-two people completed the survey. Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees will use the findings from the Covid-19 vaccination survey to inform future public engagement, workplans and to share information with the public and other services and organisations.

The overall findings of this engagement:

  • That most people have very positive views of the Covid-19 vaccinations and vaccinations in general, and if they had not already received the Covid-19 vaccination then they would.
  • Available appointment times and the distance and the location of the vaccine sites are factors that could possibly prevent vaccine uptake.
  • Those who would refuse the vaccine told Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees that they would want to wait until others had it first or they believe that the vaccine isn’t safe. Some people were unsure why they would not want it.
  • The main reasons for having/wanting to receive the Covid-19 vaccine are to protect themselves and others, to help society get back to normal, and to help the economy.
  • People have been able to access information about the Covid-19 vaccinations from a range of different sources.
  • Information has been positive toward a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Information on the Covid-19 vaccine has been communicated clearly and effectively from the NHS/Government.

Further findings and additional information addresses:

  • Confusion and concerns around vaccine dosing schedule.
  • Vaccine priority for carers and other front-line health and social care workers.
  • Concerns of misinformation surrounding impact of the Covid-19 vaccination on the fertility of young people.
  • Disparities between the views of Covid-19 vaccinations of people from BAME communities and future engagement and work to address inequalities.

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General details

Report title 
COVID vaccinations survey report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Stockton-on-tees
Date of publication 
Monday, 12 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 5 February, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 8 March, 2021
Key themes 
Booking appointments
Building and facilities
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Consent to care and treatment
Health promotion
Information providing
Public involvement
Waiting time to be seen once arrived at appointment

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Community pharmacy
Diagnostic and/or screening service - single handed sessional providers

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Does the information include public'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
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.