Vaccine Hesitancy Report Card

Tracking COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy across Australia using Taking the Pulse of the Nation (TTPN) Survey data.  We add new data every two weeks and the next update will be on 26 July 2021.

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Key insights

  • Vaccine hesitancy across Australia has fallen slightly since the Sydney outbreak started, with the largest fall in NSW (from 35% to 24.8%)
  • The fall in hesitancy in NSW is amongst people who were previously unsure (from 20% to 9.6%). The proportion of people who are not willing to be vaccinated at all remains stable at 15 per cent since the beginning of the Sydney outbreak. This is similar to what happened during the Victorian outbreak in late May
  • At 18 June, 25.8 per cent of people in NSW had at least one vaccine dose, and this rose to 38.6 per cent by the 9 July. This was the largest increase in vaccination rates amongst the five largest States during that period
  • Vaccine hesitancy remains highest in Queensland, at 50.5 per cent among people who are not yet vaccinated

To see additional analyses of this data, please see our Research Insights series. For more information about this Vaccine Hesitancy Report Card, please contact Professor Anthony Scott.


Vaccine Hesitancy Report Card (2021), Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research.


These figures use data drawn from the Taking the Pulse of the Nation Survey Melbourne Institute’s survey of Australians’ attitudes and behaviours on critical, economic and social issues. Each survey wave contains responses from 1200 persons, aged 18 years and over. The sample is stratified by gender, age and location to be representative of the Australian population.

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