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COVID-19 vaccination engagement

COVID-19 vaccination engagement

In 2020, NHS Somerset ran a survey to understand our population's experience of getting vaccinated.

On 2 December 2020, the highly anticipated Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved for use to protect against COVID-19. Since then, Somerset NHS have been working in partnership with our health and care providers to make the vaccine available to all our residents.


Picture of adult wearing, a face mask, having arm wiped prior to receiving vaccination

What we asked -

  • How much do you agree with the following statements?
    • I am confident the vaccines are safe
    • Vaccinations are effective
    • When I think about getting vaccinated, I weigh benefits and risks to make the best decision
    • Vaccines are compatible with my religious beliefs
    • Vaccination is a collective action to prevent the spread of diseases
    • I think the COVID-19 vaccine will be important for people to have
    • I think the COVID-19 vaccine will be safe
  • How likely are you to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • What, if anything, would stop you from getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • What, if anything, would encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • With regards to COVID-19 vaccines in Somerset, is there anything else you would like us to know?


What we did -

Thank you for your feedback. We received 41 responses, which have been read and analysed to pull out key themes and trends. This information was used to improve Somerset's vaccine roll out, which took place over a number of locations, to enable easier access for as many people as possible.