Almost two-thirds of people in Britain say they would get vaccinated for Covid-19 but young people are far more likely to refuse a jab than older people, according to an opinion poll published today (Nov 11).
Under new laws announced by the government recently, a wider range of healthcare workers – including pharmacists – will be allowed to deliver Covid-19 vaccines. GPs are expected to play the lead role in a vaccination drive which health secretary Matt Hancock has called a “mammoth logistical operation”.
The opinion poll, by public opinion research firm Kantar, showed 22 per cent of respondents saying they would definitely or probably not get a coronavirus vaccine, rising to 38 per cent of 18-24 year-olds.
Only 5 per cent of those aged 65 and over and 16 per cent of those aged 55-64 said they would probably or definitely not get vaccinated.
Kantar said the poll found that 75 per cent of people with a degree-level of education planned to get the vaccine compared with 57 per cent of people without one.
Hancock said on Tuesday that vaccinations for Covid-19 will be optional.
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