The Healthwatch network has gathered views and experiences from 15,000 people
across England about the Covid-19 vaccine and the roll out. Overall, feedback has been positive but uptake is still significantly lower among specific communities, and there remain issues of vaccine confidence among groups now being targeted for the vaccine.
Healthwatch England commissioned Traverse to undertake in-depth conversations and online
exercises with 95 participants from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean, and Pakistani ethnicity over a
period of five weeks during March and April.
The engagement and research was with people who have primarily hesitant attitudes or lack
confidence in the vaccines, testing out a number of hypotheses as to why people are hesitant and
what could be done to give additional assurance.