Summary of report content
As plans to roll out a vaccination programme have stepped up a gear, it’s important that we find out what people in Leeds think about getting their COVID-19 vaccinations.
- 78% (1233) of people plan to get vaccinated, 14% (221) are unsure, and 7% (117) do not plan to get vaccinated
- Protecting oneself and/or others was the most common reason for wanting the vaccine. 399 people told us about wanting to protect themselves from the virus, while an additional 244 told us that they felt particularly in need of protection due to their age or health condition.
- 35% or 330 said they have no reservations whatsoever about getting vaccinated. 25% (241 people) said that if it emerged (during testing or rollout) that the vaccine caused side effects, this would stop them having it.12% (107 people) also mentioned how more general safety issues might stand in the way of them getting vaccinated.
No recommendations were made in this report. This is an ongoing piece of research.