Summary of report contentThis report surmises feedback and experiences of 334 individuals on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, collected between 15th January 2021 and 5th February 2021. As well as the views of 2,431 members of the public in polling commissioned by Healthwatch England in January 2021.
The report finds that most people had positive views towards the COVID-19 vaccine. However, female respondents were slightly more hesitant/resistant than male respondents. Most ethnic groups were fairly consistent in their attitudes towards getting vaccinated. However, Black respondents were more likely to feel hesitant or resistant to being vaccinated. They were more likely to express concern about logisitcal factors such as travel to the vaccine centres as well as wanting to wait and see what happens to those who have taken it.
The report finds that there have been concerns about the logistics of booking a vaccine; some have complained that the digital booking interface is not appropriate for them. There have also been concerns raised about location of vaccine appointments. However, most who have attended a vaccine appointment have expressed an overwhelmingly positive sentiment.
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February 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Report
Date of publication
Thursday, 18 February, 2021
Date evidence capture began
Friday, 15 January, 2021
Date evidence capture finished
Friday, 5 February, 2021
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
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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
Specific ethnicity if known
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Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
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Care / support workers
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
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