MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipinos who are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased, based on the latest survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Friday.
Based on face-to-face interviews conducted from September 27 to 30 among 1,500 adults nationwide, 64 percent of adult Filipinos said they are willing to get inoculated.
The SWS said this figure is nine points higher than the 55% recorded in June.
Of those who said they are willing to get COVID-19 shots, 25% have already completed their doses, 10% received their first dose while 23% said they will “surely get vaccinated” and 6% said they would “probably get vaccinated.”
On the other hand, 19% said they are not sure about getting the vaccine, and 18% said they are unwilling to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The pollster said that those uncertain about getting vaccinated fell from 24% in June 2021 and 35% in May 2021, while those unwilling fell from 21% (3% probably not, 18% surely not) in June 2021 and 33% (7% probably not, 26% surely not) in May 2021.
The SWS also noted that the percentage of those willing to get vaccinated rose in Metro Manila, up by 11 points from 76% in June 2021. It also rose in Balance Luzon to 65%, in Visayas to 56%, and in Mindanao to 54%.
The pollster said that willingness to get vaccinated was highest among college graduates (83%), followed by junior high school graduates (68%), elementary graduates (59%), and non-elementary graduates (37%).
The Philippines has so far fully vaccinated 28.7 million individuals against COVID-19.
The national government has been eyeing to vaccinate more than 70% of the country’s population to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.