Statistics: Vaccine hesitancy amongst people with disabilities

This is part of a larger government paper on attitudes to and take-up of the Coronavirus vaccine by various sections of the UK population. This is the specific info on people with disabilities – you can read the full report here.

A similar proportion of disabled and non-disabled adults reported vaccine hesitancy (8% and 9% respectively). However, adults without an underlying health condition were more likely to report vaccine hesitancy (10%) than those with an underlying health condition (6%). This pattern was also observed for non-CEV and CEV adults (9% and 4% respectively).

It should be noted that for these estimates, adults could be included in all three groups. For example, an adult could be disabled, have an underlying health condition and be clinically extremely vulnerable. There is information on the definitions used in the Glossary.