Young women are most likely to refuse the Covid jab, poll shows


Young women are most likely to refuse the Covid jab as poll shows almost a fifth of Britons won’t take it

  • While more than 78% of those sampled said they would accept jab, nearly a fifth (18%) intend to refuse it
  • Find Out Now poll sampled 55,642 people; it found the younger you are, the more likely you are to be anti-vaccination
  • More than a quarter of 18-to- 34-year-old women said they would say no to jab, citing concerns over vaccine’s effect on fertility and pregnancies

Young non-voting women are most likely to turn down a Covid vaccine if it were available tomorrow, a poll has found.

While more than 78 per cent of those sampled said they would accept the jab, nearly a fifth (18 per cent) intend to refuse it.

The Find Out Now poll, which sampled 55,642 people, also found the younger you are, the more likely you are to be anti-vaccination.

Young non-voting women are most likely to turn down a Covid vaccine if it were available tomorrow, a poll has found. While more than 78 per cent of those sampled said they would accept the jab, nearly a fifth (18 per cent) intend to refuse it

The Find Out Now poll, which sampled 55,642 people, also found the younger you are, the more likely you are to be anti-vaccination. More than a quarter of 18-to- 34-year-old women said they would say no to the jab, citing their concerns over the vaccine's effect on fertility and pregnancies. (File image)

The Find Out Now poll, which sampled 55,642 people, also found the younger you are, the more likely you are to be anti-vaccination. More than a quarter of 18-to- 34-year-old women said they would say no to the jab, citing their concerns over the vaccine’s effect on fertility and pregnancies. (File image)

More than a quarter of 18-to- 34-year-old women said they would say no to the jab, citing their concerns over the vaccine’s effect on fertility and pregnancies. 

By contrast, only seven per cent of those aged 65 and over said the same.

The survey found anti-vaxxers are most prevalent in the North West and that the more educated are less likely to turn down the vaccine. 

Post-graduate degree holders are 20 per cent less likely to say no than people educated to lower secondary.

The survey found anti-vaxxers are most prevalent in the North West and that the more educated are less likely to turn down the vaccine. (Pictured, anti-lockdown protesters in central London last August)

The survey found anti-vaxxers are most prevalent in the North West and that the more educated are less likely to turn down the vaccine. (Pictured, anti-lockdown protesters in central London last August)

Startlingly, more than six per cent said they did not ‘believe in’ Covid-19 while five per cent said they oppose vaccines generally.

The poll does however suggest growing public confidence in the vaccine. 

A YouGov poll in November found 21 per cent of respondents would refuse it.

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