Vaccine survey - analysis by age

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Summary of report content

Between January and February 2021, Healthwatch Haringey heard from 445 people about their thoughts on the COVID vaccine. This report analysed the responses by age.

Reasons for having the vaccine

For anyone aged 55 and over, the most common reason for wanting to have the COVID-19 vaccine was to ensure they did not get sick with coronavirus.

For those aged under 55, the reasons for wanting to have the COVID-19 vaccine were more varied -wanting their life to get back to normal and to be able to go out and about and meet friends and family was the key motivation. But wanting to keep their household safe from COVID-19, and not wanting to get sick with the virus themselves, were also important considerations.

Reasons for vaccine hesitancy

For anyone aged under 45, the most common reason for vaccine hesitancy was a feeling that the vaccine had not been tested enough.

For those aged 45 and over, the reasons for vaccine hesitancy were more varied – there were concerns around vaccine ingredients, concerns around side effects, a desire for more information, and a desire to wait and see what happens with the vaccine rollout. Thinking the vaccine had not been tested enough was not an issue for this age cohort.

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General details

Report title 
Vaccine survey - analysis by age
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Haringey
Date of publication 
Monday, 17 May, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 January, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 28 February, 2021
Key themes 
Consent to care and treatment
Health promotion
Information providing

Methodology and approach

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
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
18-24 years
25-64 years
65-85 years
85 +
Black/ African / Caribbean / Black British
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
Not known
Other ethnic group
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.