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Survey reveals eight in 10 Welsh adults would want to be vaccinated against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) if a vaccine became available

According to the latest national engagement survey conducted by Public Health Wales, 83 per cent of people would want to be vaccinated against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) if a vaccine were to become available; 10 per cent would not and seven per cent are unsure.  

Among those with children, more than three quarters (78 per cent) said that they would want their children to be vaccinated; eight per cent answered no and 13 per cent are unsure.

There is currently no vaccine available to protect against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, but Wales is playing an important role in vaccine trials currently underway across the UK.    

The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 20 - 26 July, when 604 people were surveyed.

The survey also showed that people are leaving their homes more often, having more social contact and using more self-protective practices. 42 per cent of people reported having left their home every day in the last week (up from 34 per cent in week 14 of the survey, covering 6 – 12 July). Further, nearly half (44 per cent) of people said they had come into close contact (within one metre) with at least three people from outside their household or extended household in the last seven days.

More than half (54 per cent) of people said that they had washed their hands with soap and water or used hand sanitiser more than 10 times on the day before the survey – up from 51 per cent in week 14.

The results also showed that 77 per cent of people think that the restrictions in place to manage Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are ‘about right’ (up from 74 per cent in week 14).

Each week, Public Health Wales conducts interviews with hundreds of people aged 18 or over across Wales, to understand how Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures being used to prevent its spread are affecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in Wales.

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Original article link: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/survey-reveals-eight-in-10-welsh-adults-would-want-to-be-vaccinated-against-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-if-a-vaccine-became-available/

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