4 out of 5 vaccinated Filipinos willing to get COVID-19 booster shot, poll says

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) — A latest national survey revealed that four out of five or 80% of vaccinated adult Filipinos are willing to receive COVID-19 booster dose.

Of those willing, 73% will surely get the shot, while 7% will probably do so, according to the Social Weather Stations poll released on Thursday.

The survey, conducted on Dec. 12–16, also found out that 7% are unwilling to get a booster dose, of which 3% will probably not, and 3% will surely not, correctly rounded.

The remaining 13% are still uncertain about the matter.

The government started administering boosters late last year as it targets to give another layer of protection against the virus to 72 million Filipinos in 2022.

Latest data showed over 6 million individuals have received their booster dose.

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Willingness to get a coronavirus booster shot was also high per area. It was highest in Balance Luzon at 82%, followed by Metro Manila at 81%, the Visayas at 79%, and Mindanao at 78%.

“On the other hand, those unwilling to get a booster dose hardly vary by area, ranging from 6-7%,” SWS noted. “At the same time, those uncertain about getting a booster dose are highest in Mindanao at 17%, followed by the Visayas at 15%, Metro Manila at 12%, and Balance Luzon at 10%.”

The Fourth Quarter 2021 Social Weather survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adults nationwide.

The sampling error margins are ±2.6% for national percentages and ±5.2% for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao.