Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed 66 percent of adult Filipinos are willing to get the Covid-19 vaccine if it is available now (consisting of 32% definitely would get the vaccine and 34% probably would get the vaccine).
Meanwhile, 31% are unwilling to get the Covid-19 vaccine (consisting of 14% probably would not get the vaccine and 17% definitely would not get the vaccine).
Below is the complete report of SWS on the COVID-19 vaccine survey results.
In September 2019, SWS did a survey that asked, “Sa inyong palagay, dapat bang payagan ang pagbebenta ng bakunang Dengvaxia sa Pilipinas? [Do you think Dengvaxia should be allowed for sale in the Philippines?],” and found 62% saying it should be disallowed, and 16% saying it should be allowed. The remaining 21% were undecided.
A follow-up question was asked of those who either supported the sale of Dengvaxia in the Philippines, or were undecided about it: “Kayo po ba ay PAYAG o HINDI PAYAG na mabakunahan ng Dengvaxia ang kahit na sinong miyembro ng inyong pamilya? [Are you WILLING or UNWILLING to have any member of your family be vaccinated with Dengvaxia?]”
To this, 42% were willing (consisting of 23% very willing and 19% somewhat willing), 25% were undecided, and 32% were unwilling (consisting of 9% somewhat unwilling and 24% very unwilling, correctly rounded) to have any member of their family be vaccinated with Dengvaxia.
This shows that Filipinos are more willing to get the Covid-19 vaccine than they were to get Dengvaxia.
SWS: 66% of Filipino adults willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Willingness to get the Covid-19 vaccine is highest in Mindanao
Willingness to get the Covid-19 vaccine is significantly higher in Mindanao (73%) than in the Visayas (69%), Metro Manila (64%), and Balance Luzon (61%).
Unwillingness to get the Covid-19 vaccine is slightly higher in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon (at 34% each) than in the Visayas (29%) and Mindanao (25%).
Willingness to get the Covid-19 vaccine is higher among men and among younger groups
The proportion of those who are willing to get a Covid-19 vaccine is significantly higher among men (71%) than among women (60%).
It is also significantly higher among the 25-34-year-olds (70%) and among the 18-24-year-olds (68%), than among the 45-55-year-olds (65%), among those 55 years old and above (65%), and among the 35-44-year-olds (61%).
Majorities across education levels are willing to get a Covid-19 vaccine
Willingness to get the Covid-19 vaccine does not significantly vary by education: those who are willing to get the vaccine are highest among non-elementary graduates (67%) and among high school graduates (67%), followed by college graduates (66%) and elementary graduates (59%).