A latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that 64 percent of Filipinos are willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The SWS survey, conducted from September 27 to 30, 2021, also showed that 19 percent say they are uncertain about getting vaccinated, and 18 percent say they are unwilling (4 percent probably not and 14 percent surely not) to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
This is an improvement over the past surveys conducted by SWS in May and June this year.
“The latest percentage of those willing to get vaccinated is 9 points above the 55 percent (10 percent done with at least one dose, 36 percent surely, 9 percent probably) in June 2021. It is twice as high as the 32 percent (23 percent surely, 9 percent probably) in May 2021, when SWS first surveyed about it,” SWS said.
“At the same time, those uncertain about getting vaccinated fell from 24 percent in June 2021 and 35 percent in May 2021, while those unwilling fell from 21 percent (3 percent probably not, 18 percent surely not) in June 2021 and 33 percent (7 percent probably not, 26 percent surely not) in May 2021,” it added.
Furthermore, the survey showed that 25 percent of those polled were already done with their second dose, 10 percent were done with the first dose, 23 percent saying they will surely get vaccinated, and 6 percent saying they will probably get vaccinated.
Also, willingness to get vaccinated was highest among college graduates (83 percent), followed by junior high school graduates (68 percent), elementary graduates (59 percent), and non-elementary graduates (37 percent).
“Compared to June 2021, the percentage of those willing to get vaccinated rose among college graduates, up by 12 points from 71 percent (6 percent done with a second dose, 12 percent done with a first dose, 46 percent surely, 7 percent probably) to 83 percent (35 percent done with a second dose, 14 percent done with a first dose, 30 percent surely, 4 percent probably),” SWS said.
However, overall unwillingness to get vaccinated is highest among non-elementary graduates, remaining at about 33 percent of the respondents.
The latest SWS survey conducted in September was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao, and 600 in Balance Luzon, or ares in Luzon outside of Metro Manila.