Surveys conducted from the week beginning 30 November 2020 show a significant increase in willingness to get vaccinated. While in the first week of the survey fewer than 15% of respondents wanted a vaccine, by the twenty-second week (beginning 26 April 2021), more than 64% of respondents did (including those who have already received at least the first dose). In the past week, close to 17% of all respondents were negative about vaccination, compared with nearly 36% in the first week. Better information and the progress of the vaccination programme have certainly played a role in improving vaccine acceptance

Are you willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available?

Attitudes towards vaccination are most influenced by views on the safety of the vaccines. 86% of respondents are persuaded by the severity of the pandemic and the number of cases and deaths, 80% by news about vaccination in the press and media, 79% by government communication and 65% by information in social media. However, more than half (56%) of all respondents do not take into account the views of anti-vaxxers and vaccine sceptics at all

How much does the following affect your attitude to vaccination?

In the 22nd week of the survey, vaccination willingness was stagnant compared to the previous week, in addition to the lowest rate of people refusing vaccination at 16.6%. However, compared to the start of the survey (30 November - 6 December 2020), the proportion of people who think they would be vaccinated or have already been vaccinated has more than quadrupled. The proportion of undecided, although down significantly, is still around 19%

Are you willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available?

Mostly people over the age of 64 (89%) and those with tertiary education (84%) plan to get vaccinated. Young people and the less educated are the most dismissive towards vaccination

Vaccination plans of 15–74 year olds by some characteristics*