Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Just 6% of people will refuse to get vaccinated for Covid-19, according to the results of the latest tracker survey by Ipsos MRBI.

Over three in four people, or 77%, say they will take a Covid-19 vaccine while 15% are unsure. The rest of the sample, or 2%, say they have already been immunised against COVID-19.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) which represents the international research-based biopharmaceutical industry, shows a two-point rise in the number of people who will get vaccinated since the last tracker survey taken in the first half of January. The number of people who will not get inoculated has dropped by one point while the undecided cohort has fallen by three points.

As many women as men, or 77%, said they will take a Covid-19 vaccine. 

The age group most likely to take a vaccine are the over-65s, with 93% intending to get inoculated. In the group aged between 55 and 64, 84% say they will get vaccinated. Of the 6% of people overall who said they will not take a vaccine, this level was highest among 25 to 34-year-olds, at 12%.

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