Summary of report content
Healthwatch Hillingdon undertook a survey with the North West London CCG and local councils to which over 5,600 responses have been received between February and March 2021.
The majority of people would get vaccinated against Covid-19. Analysis by gender identity found that men had a higher level of vaccine confidence than women, but the highest level of hesitancy was amongst those who declined to respond to this question.
Analysis by age found that those aged 64 plus were most likely to take up the vaccine (94%), compared to 56% of those aged under 18.
Analysis by ethnicity found that 88% of people who were White were willing to be vaccinated, compared to just 30% of Black people. People from ethnic minority groups said that the reasons for them not wanting to be vaccinated included safety, efficacy and misinformation. A focus group with refugees found that there was a lack of information accessible by the ethnic minority population, including mythbusting.
The report contains three recommendations about better information to residents about the Covid-19 vaccine.