The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales.
The key findings are:
• 69% of people think that in six months’ time, we will have a vaccine that protects most people from coronavirus; an increase from 38% in the last survey week (2-8 November).
• 70% of people said they would want to be vaccinated against coronavirus if a vaccine became available. Of those with children in the household, 60% said they would want their children to be vaccinated.
• 83% of people thought NHS staff should be prioritised to receive a coronavirus vaccination first.* The next most commonly selected groups for prioritisation were adults with underlying health conditions (40%) and adults aged 70 and over (31%).
• 66% of people said their quality of life had been made worse in the last six months by lockdown and other coronavirus restrictions; and 48% that it had been made worse by worrying about catching coronavirus.
• 75% of people said they were more worried about catching coronavirus than about having further restrictions imposed on them.
• 60% of people are concerned about the impact of coronavirus restrictions on their mental health and wellbeing over the next few months (37% a little concerned, 23% a lot concerned).
The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 16-22 November, when 601 people were surveyed.
Every two weeks, 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.
The survey is part of a raft of measures implemented by Public Health Wales to support public health and wellbeing through Coronavirus.
The full report is available to download here:
*Participants were asked which two groups from a list of seven they thought should be prioritised to receive a vaccination first