How has the Victorian outbreak of COVID-19 changed Australians’ vaccination uptake and vaccine choice?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 08/21

Date: June 2021


Anthony Scott
Ou Yang


In the midst of another lockdown in Victoria, the demand for vaccination has increased sharply with governments scrambling to increase access and supply. However, Australians’ access to vaccines is still limited by an insufficient and patchy supply of vaccines and the clear failure of a coherent national plan for increasing vaccination rates quickly in the event of an outbreak. In this Research Insight, Anthony Scott and Ou Yang use several waves of data from the Taking the Pulse of the Nation (TTPN) survey, including data before the recent Victorian outbreak and during the first week of lockdown, to draw four key insights on Australia’s behaviour and attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccines.

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