Four out of five or 80 percent of vaccinated adult Filipinos are willing to get a booster dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed on Thursday, Jan. 27.
This figure is composed of 73 percent surely and 7 percent probably, SWS said.
The nationwide survey done face-to-face from Dec. 12 to 16, 2021, among 1,440 respondents also found that 7 percent said they are unwilling (3 percent probably not, 3 percent surely not, correctly rounded) to get a booster shot.
On the other hand, the remaining 13 percent were uncertain about getting a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
SWS mentioned that the survey found only 8 percent of adult Filipinos saying they are unwilling to get vaccinated against COVID-19, down from the 18 percent in September 2021, 21 percent in June 2021, and 33 percent in May 2021.
Meanwhile, SWS also said that willingness to get a booster shot is high in all areas Among vaccinated adults, the percentage of those willing to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine varies slightly among areas, with Balance Luzon highest at 82 percent (75 percent surely, 7 percent probably), followed by Metro Manila at 81 pecent (76 percent surely, 5 percent probably), the Visayas at 79 percent (71 percent surely, 8 percent probably), and Mindanao at 78 percent (68 percent surely, 10 percent probably).
In education levels, percentage of those willing to get a booster dose is high in all educational groups: it is 86 percent (80 percent surely, 6 percent probably) among college graduates, 79 percent (72 percent surely, 8 percent probably, correctly rounded) among junior high school graduates, 77 percent (71 percent surely, 6 percent probably) among elementary graduates, and 82 percent (71 percent surely, 11 percent probably) among non-elementary graduates.
The willingness to get booster shots also rises with age as the percentage of vaccinated adults willing to get a booster dose is high in all age groups.
It is highest among those 55 years old and above at 84 percent (77 percent surely, 77 percent probably), followed by the 45 to 55-year-olds at 81 percent (77 percent surely, 5 percent probably, correctly rounded), the 35 to 44-year-olds at 79 percent (69 percent surely, 10 percent probably), the 25 to 34-year-olds at 78 percent (73 percent surely, 5 percent probably), and the 18 to 24-year-olds at 74 percent (61 percent surely, 13 percent probably).