LONDON (Reuters) – Almost two-thirds of people in Britain say they would get vaccinated for COVID-19 but young people are far more likely to refuse a jab than older people, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday.
The poll, by public opinion research firm Kantar, showed 22% of respondents said they would definitely or probably not get a coronavirus vaccine, rising to 38% of 18-24 year-olds.
Only 5% of those aged 65 and over and 16% of those aged 55-64 said they would probably or definitely not get vaccinated.
Kantar said the poll found that 75% of people with a degree-level of education planned to get the vaccine compared with 57% of people without one.
Health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday that vaccinations for COVID-19 will be optional in Britain.
(Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Stephen Addison)