Just under a third of Irish people would not take the first available vaccine for Covid-19 2 weeks ago

Just under a third of Irish people would not take the first available vaccine for Covid-19

Just over half of Irish people said they would take the vaccine, while just over one in 10 said they were unsure.

A little under one-third of Irish people said it is “unlikely” they would take the first publicly available, EU-approved vaccine for Covid-19.

In a national poll undertaken by independent market research company Behaviour and Attitudes, commissioned by RTÉ, just under one in three people (32%) said it is “unlikely” they would take the vaccine if it became available.

In contrast, over half of people surveyed (56%) said they would “likely” take the vaccine, with 12% of respondents saying they didn’t know whether they would or not.

The survey asked people from the age of 12 upwards in Ireland about how they’ve adapted to the impact of Covid-19, covering areas such as mental and physical health, going back to work and school, personal finances and the economy at large.

The findings of the study will be discussed in a special broadcast, The Next Normal, hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan and Mark Coughlan, which will air on RTÉ One at 9.35pm tonight.