Essential poll: fewer than 50% of over-50s willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines

Essential poll: fewer than 50% of over-50s willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines

The Guardian

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Rise in vaccine hesitancy threatening to derail federal government’s already troubled rollout

Less than half of people aged over 50 are willing to get the AstraZeneca vaccine despite it being recommended by Australia’s health officials, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll which found confidence in the rollout strategy is waning.

The survey of 1,090 respondents, taken amid a fresh political furore over hotel quarantine and after weeks of confusion about the government’s vaccine rollout, has also tracked a significant increase in those who said they would never get vaccinated against Covid-19, up from 12% to 16% over the past six weeks.

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