Healthwatch Bexley engaged with over 700 residents in the London Borough of Bexley to explore their views on the Covid-19 vaccine.
On the 8th December 2020, a 90-year-old lady became the first person in the UK to be vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination, this was followed by the introduction of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on the 4th January 2021. This marked the start of a mass vaccination programme by the NHS which will take months to complete.
This report gives an insight into what residents feel the barriers may be for them not to have the Covid-19 vaccine. It also looks at what the motivators are for people who want to be vaccinated.