SWS: More Filipinos willing to be vaccinated vs. COVID-19

The national June 23–26, 2021 Social Weather Survey found 45% of adult Filipinos saying they are willing (consisting of 36% surely and 9% probably), 24% saying they are uncertain, and 21% saying they are unwilling (consisting of 3% probably not and 18% surely not) to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

The June 2021 survey also found that 7% already received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 3% already received their second dose.

The latest percentage of those willing to get vaccinated is 13 points above the 32% (consisting of 23% surely and 9% probably) in May 2021. At the same time, those uncertain about it fell from 35%, while those unwilling to get vaccinated fell from 33% (consisting of 7% probably not and 26% surely not).

Willingness to get vaccinated rises in all areas

In Metro Manila, those willing, uncertain, and unwilling to get vaccinated are 49%, 16%, and 8%, respectively, in June 2021 compared to 41%, 30%, and 29% (correctly rounded) in May 2021.

In Balance Luzon, those willing, uncertain, and unwilling to get vaccinated are 46%, 26%, and 20%, respectively, in June 2021 compared to 28%, 38%, and 34% in May 2021.

SWS: More Filipinos willing to be vaccinated vs. -19

In the Visayas, those willing, uncertain, and unwilling to get vaccinated are 41%, 21%, and 31%, respectively, in June 2021 compared to 32%, 30%, and 38% in May 2021.

In Mindanao, those willing, uncertain, and unwilling to get vaccinated are 42% (correctly rounded), 29%, and 23% (correctly rounded), respectively, in June 2021 compared to 34%, 36%, and 30% in May 2021.

Vaccination is highest, and unwillingness to be vaccinated lowest, in Metro Manila

Probed for the first time in June 2021, the percentage of those who already received their first dose of the vaccine is highest in Metro Manila (21%), followed distantly by Balance Luzon (5%), the Visayas (5%), and Mindanao (3%).

Those who already received their second dose of the -19 vaccine are also highest in Metro Manila (5%), followed by Mindanao (3%), Balance Luzon (3%), and the Visayas (1%).

In Metro Manila, then, adding the 26% of respondents that have at least one dose of vaccine to the 49% who willingness to be vaccinated yields an estimated three-fourths (76%, correctly rounded) of Metro Manila residents favorably inclined to the vaccination effort. This is accompanied by a reduction in those unwilling to be vaccinated from 29% to 8% of respondents.

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