Nine in ten NHS workers have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
March 25th, 2021, Christien Pheby

Nine in ten NHS workers have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

While just one in five (21%) had received both doses by March 10, almost seven in ten (68%) received the first dose

Data from YouGov’s Healthcare Professionals Survey of NHS workers across the country shows that nearly seven in ten health care workers (68%) have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with another fifth (21%) receiving both doses. Just one in nine (11%) are yet to be vaccinated.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, patient-facing staff are more likely to be fully vaccinated (having received both doses) than non patient-facing staff: a quarter of NHS workers who directly come into contact with patients have had both jabs (24%) next to just one in ten non-patient facing staff (10%). Non-patient- facing NHS workers are also twice as likely to have had neither dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (22%).

Among the 11% of NHS workers who have not yet had the vaccine, two-thirds (65%) say they are likely to have it when it becomes available for people like them. A quarter (25%) of this group – a small section of an already small sub-sample – say they are unlikely to have the vaccine and 10% do not know either way.

The data shows that health workers have been vaccinated in greater proportions than the wider public – which makes sense, given their vital role in caring for the wider public. Daily YouGov polling showed that, as of March 2, 38% of the public said they had received either the first or second dose of the vaccine, while four in five (81%) of Brits who had not been vaccinated said they were willing to get the jab.

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