Almost three in four people are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine if one is found, according to the results of a new survey carried out by Ipsos MRBI for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association which represents the originator biopharmaceutical industry.
The survey found that 52% are very likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine while 21% are fairly likely. Almost one-fifth, or 17%, are unlikely to get the vaccine while 10% are unsure.
Over four-fifths, or 81%, of people believe a COVID-19 vaccine will be found. But most of those people, or 62%, believe it will be next year before one is available to the public. Just 11% of them believe a COVID-19 vaccine will be available this year.
A majority of 83% believe certain groups should be prioritised when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, with frontline healthcare workers the most favoured by the public for prioritisation.
Ipsos MRBI conducted 979 telephone interviews with adults aged 18 and over between June 15th and June 30th. The sample was controlled for age, gender, region and social class. The polling period followed the Government’s announcement of the accelerated roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions. It coincided with the move into Phase Three of the roadmap.
To see the full results, please click on the link below.