COVID-19 vaccine acceptance survey in Indonesia
An online survey in Indonesia to understand the public views, perceptions, and concerns about COVID-19 vaccination.
The Government of Indonesia has made extensive efforts, including COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of it, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG), with support from UNICEF and WHO, conducted an online survey to understand the public views, perceptions, and concerns about COVID-19 vaccination. The online survey took place from 19 to 30 September 2020. More than 115,000 respondents from all 34 provinces and 508 of 514 districts completed the survey.
Three-quarters of the respondents said that they had heard about the COVID-19 vaccine and around two-thirds said they would be likely to accept it, with acceptance levels varying by province, economic status, religious beliefs, and educational status. Throughout the country, respondents who were better informed about the vaccine were more likely to accept it, and those with health insurance were also more likely to accept it. Among respondents who were hesitant, their main concerns were about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, as well as whether or not it would be considered halal.
The survey has made several key recommendations such as the development of an effective COVID-19 vaccination strategy, including tailored communication approaches that ensure that the entire country has access to accurate information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.