Ipsos MRBI/IPHA COVID Vaccine Tracker - February 2021

Just 6% of people will refuse COVID-19 vaccine, says Ipsos MRBI tracker survey for IPHA

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  • Tarik Laher Director
  • Will Nunn Associate Director
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Just 6% of people will refuse to get vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the results of the latest tracker survey by Ipsos MRBI for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) which represents the international research-based biopharmaceutical industry.

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 figures show 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 COVID-19 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 COVID-19 vaccine, this level was highest among 25 to 34-year-olds, at 12%.

About The Survey

Ipsos MRBI conducted 979 telephone interviews with adults aged over 18 between February 1st and 14th, 2021. The sample was nationally representative for age, gender, geography and social class.

*This figure may underestimate the proportion of the population immunised since the sample did not adjust for the Government’s vaccination cohorts.
 

The author(s)

  • Tarik Laher Director
  • Will Nunn Associate Director

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