Global: Did the public miss their vaccines because of COVID-19?

Cheryl Kar
July 14, 2021, 10:22 AM UTC

A survey across 23 markets by YouGov and Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation explores if the public missed or delayed any vaccine shots due to COVID-19 

Up to a fifth (18%) of the public in markets around the world had to either delay or miss their routine vaccines because of COVID-19, according to a survey launched by YouGov in association with Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation. The survey which was designed in collaboration with a group of clinical and technical experts has collected data that tracks behavioural changes due to COVID-19. 

The data shows that vaccination programmes in Asian countries were most disrupted. This can be observed in Vietnam (18%), Philippines (14%), India (13%) and Thailand (13%). In Singapore and Malaysia, only 5% of the public have been forced to miss a vaccination appointment.  

A similar situation can also be seen in the South American and Middle Eastern regions, where some Brazilians (18%) and Saudis (13%) also missed vaccine appointments. 

Despite being one of the hotbeds of the rising COVID-19 cases last year, respondents in Europe were least likely to miss or delay any vaccine. A significant majority of the public especially in Sweden (92%), Denmark (92%), the UK (92%) and France (90%) say that they have been able to keep up with their routine vaccines. 

The survey also reveals that Canadians (86%) have been more successful at receiving their regular vaccines than respondents in US (81%) and Mexico (70%).

Download the full report here