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Table 2 Perceptions towards vaccination in general and the COVID-19 vaccine

From: Examining Australian public perceptions and behaviors towards a future COVID-19 vaccine

Question Agree (%) Disagree (%) Neutral
Vaccines are effective at preventing diseases. 1188 (83.7) 69 (4.9) 163 (11.5)
Diseases provide better immunity than vaccines do. 305 (21.5) 550 (38.7) 565 (39.8)
I generally do what my health care professional recommends 1195 (84.2) 62 (4.4) 163 (11.5)
Getting myself vaccinated for COVID-19 would be a good way to protect myself against infection 1143 (80.5) 83 (5.8) 194 (13.7)
My family and friends would probably think that getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a good idea. 1118 (78.7) 93 (6.5) 209 (14.7)
To protect public health, we should follow government guidelines about vaccines. 1190 (83.8) 62 (4.1) 168 (11.8)
Patients with risk factors should be the first ones to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available. 1211 (85.3) 58 (4.1) 151 (10.6)
Healthcare workers should be the first ones to get the COVID-19 vaccine 1198 (84.4) 51 (3.6) 171 (12.0)