Vaccines for children
Are parents confident or cautious?

50%

of American parents and 48% of British parents are quite keen to get their children vaccinated whenever possible

24%

of American parents and 28% of British parents are worried about  vaccines’ long-term impact on their children

61%

of American parents and 55% of British parents believe it is vital for children to get back to their routine activities

With COVID-19 affecting people of all ages now, vaccine manufacturers are pushing towards creating safe vaccines for children as young as six months. This report delves into parents’ attitudes and fears about these vaccines. Government agencies can leverage this data in their decision-making and outreach efforts.

As millions of adults get vaccinated against COVID-19, children and younger adolescents continue to remain largely unprotected even as governments worldwide focus on reopening schools amid the pandemic. While Pfizer and BioNTech have sought emergency approval from the FDA for their COVID-19 vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds, Moderna has begun trials to determine whether its vaccine is safe in children as young as six months. With the pandemic continuing to pose a serious threat, and as doubts over the safety and efficacy of vaccination remain, how keen are parents to get their children vaccinated whenever they are eligible, and vaccines are available? Piplsay polled 23,852 Americans and 3,203 Britons to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 60% of men in the US and 53% in the UK are keen to get their children vaccinated as compared to 40% women in the US and 47% in the UK
  • 57% of men in the US and 51% in the UK believe children should get back to their normal routine as compared to 43% of women in the US and 49% in the UK

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US and the UK from April 19-21, 2021. We received 23,852 and 3,203 online responses respectively from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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