Although a vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet available, it’s high on the news agenda this week and keenly anticipated.
According to peer-reviewed research published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal, we need up to 80% vaccination to ensure herd immunity. Yet the results of an Australian study in April showed that 14% of Australian adults would reject or were unsure about having a COVID vaccine. It’s also likely that some people will be ineligible for the vaccine for medical reasons.
This week Health Consumers Queensland asked health consumers from its COVID-19 Community of Interest:
- How could the population be encouraged to be vaccinated?
- What would you need to know before deciding whether or not to get a vaccination?
- What would motivate or stop you from getting one?