Table 4

Key reasons cited by the non-uptakers category of 1011 respondents

No.ReasonsPanel A: not sure (677 respondents)Panel B: refuser (334 respondents)
Responses (%)Woman
(%)
Man
(%)
BAME
(%)
Non-BAME
(%)
Responses
(%)
Woman
(%)
Man
(%)
BAME
(%)
Non-BAME
(%)
1Unless completely tested and no proven side effects71.0067.5032.505.4594.5554.2175.4824.524.5595.45
2Impaired immune system4.0068.0032.003.6896.3220.3267.8232.187.8292.18
3Undisclosed reasons2.2845.6054.4012.0787.933.4166.4533.5527.8972.11
4COVID-19 doesn’t need vaccine2.0055.4544.5517.8182.194.8938.2861.7214.3585.65
5Don’t believe in vaccines2.0062.6737.3313.6986.313.6761.7838.2211.6288.38
6Religious reasons2.0066.8233.1881.9218.084.2169.0530.9589.1510.85
7Vaccine development is being rushed10.0055.2244.780.00100.002.6585.4914.510.4699.54
8Below 50 years old, so not important for my age1.0065.2034.800.00100.001.2475.2824.721.6798.33
9Already infected, so not sure of vaccine side effects1.0055.6444.360.00100.000.4560.7539.254.8995.11
10Cautious of age (65+)2.0055.8844.120.00100.000.6788.3411.661.5798.43
11Don’t trust the government and pharmaceuticals0.2059.7240.2818.6981.311.0063.4836.5210.6889.32
12Concerned about the impact to health of family members2.0061.0838.920.00100.000.7867.4332.5725.7874.22
13BAME will be used as trials to verify vaccine results0.000.000.000.000.000.12100.000.0013.7886.22
14Pregnancy-related and motherhood-related worries0.40100.000.0018.0481.960.58100.000.0047.2852.72
15Bad experience of influenza vaccine0.1071.0528.950.00100.001.7859.8240.184.7795.23
16Unethical measures used0.02100.000.0010.6789.330.02100.000.005.8994.11
  • Note: This table reports the key reasons cited for not willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Panel A reports the reasons cited by the not sure category, and Panel B reports the findings for the refuser category.

  • BAME, black, Asian and minority ethnic.