Thursday 19 November 2020 10:56 am

Brits more likely to get Covid-19 vaccine straight away than French or Americans, survey finds

Brits are more likely to queue up for a Covid-19 vaccine and take it immediately once it becomes available, according to new data.

In a bid to return to normality – and maybe even the pub or holidays– 39 per cent of Brits said they’d have the jab immediately, compared to just 14 per cent in France.

Only a quarter of Americans surveyed said they’d rush to be vaccinated.

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In Australia it was 32 per cent.

Six per cent of those from the UK said they’d never get the Covid-19 vaccine.

In France, those against ever getting immunised rose to 14 per cent.

The survey by data company Dynata of 5,000 compared attitudes towards a vaccine in the UK, US, France, Germany and Australia.

Pharma giants Pfizer and Moderna have published promising Covid-19 vaccine trial results this month.

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The survey found the largest overall segment of those surveyed, 58 per cent, would either wait until they had spoken to their doctor or wait until a fair amount of the population has it.

In the UK, there was a correlation between wanting to get the Covid-19 vaccine immediately and incomes, with 50 per cent of those earning over £80,000 wanting the jab right away.

Around 29 per cent those earning less than £25,000 would queue up for the immunsation right away.

Separately, the survey found Brits thought the distribution of the vaccine will be fair and transparent across the UK.