'Vaccine hesitancy waning as rollout gathers pace'


Business Day reported on July 9, that, according to the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM) vaccine acceptance had increased to 76% in April-May, up from 71% in February-March.

The survey included 5 862 interviews and was nationally representative.

The Human Sciences Research Council Covid-19 Democracy survey conducted in December 2020 and January 2021 estimated vaccine intention at 67%, while the Ipsos-World Economic Forum survey 2021 reported vaccine intention at 64% the end of February.

The most recent NIDS-CRAM survey period overlapped with the first stage of SA’s vaccination drive, which targeted healthcare workers, and coincided with the government’s temporary pause on the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot over safety concerns.

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