Three-quarters of people will take a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the results of a survey by Ipsos MRBI for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) which represents the international research-based biopharmaceutical industry.
The survey shows that 75% of people will take a COVID-19 vaccine. Almost one-fifth, or 18%, were unsure while 7% said they will not take one.
As many women as men, or 75%, said they will take a COVID-19 vaccine.
The age group most likely to take a COVID-19 vaccine were the over-65s, followed by people aged between 55 and 64. In these groups, 86% and 80%, respectively, said they will take a COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 7% of people overall who said they will not take a COVID-19 vaccine, this level was highest among 25-34 year olds.
The figures show a 20-point rise in the number of people who will take a COVID-19 vaccine since the last published results in October of the Ipsos MRBI COVID-19 vaccine tracker survey for IPHA. Then, 12% of people said they would not take it - down 5 points to 7% in this latest set of results. The number of people who said they were unsure is down 15 points since October.