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Healthwatch County Durham undertook a survey into young people’s attitudes to, and experience of the vaccination programme. 133 people responded.
A high percentage of young people who completed the survey are very positive about vaccines in general and in particular about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Over four in five cited the wish to protect friends and family as their main reason to get vaccinated.
Although nearly two thirds said nothing would stop them from getting the vaccine, the distance to the location where the vaccine appointment takes place and the times available to have the vaccine were cited by some as barriers to getting vaccinated.
The top 3 reasons that people gave for not being vaccinated were they would want others to have it first, were worried about the vaccine’s safety or they were concerned about the ingredients in it.
Nearly three in five said they would trust the Government or NHS website to give accurate information about the vaccine. The next trusted was Chief Scientific Officer/Chief Medical Officer/Senior NHS staff followed by an NHS website, GP practice, pharmacy, clinic or hospital.