COVID-19 cases have come into public knowledge since November 2019. After a year, there have been thousands of deaths and recoveries reported. Along with it, is the availability of vaccines after several research and observations of different Pharmaceutical companies. Currently, the goal is to bring back a safe environment all over the world.


  • Majority of the people agree that COVID-19 vaccines will end the pandemic
  • Once available, people are willing to take the vaccine as soon as possible
  • Pfizer-BioNTech is the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer that people are most aware

As of December 2020, selected COVID-19 vaccines have been given to various countries that aim to protect people by producing immunity.  The vaccine is progressing and a handful of COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized, with many more still in development.

Awareness of people on COVID-19 Vaccines

Figure 1. Are you aware of COVID-19 vaccines?

The majority of the people are aware now of several COVID-19 vaccines. Notably, 24.7% of the public shows that they are aware of it but do not know about the vaccine’s details.

With differences in News accessibility, the level of awareness is low for older people. On the other hand, ages 19-29 showed that they are more aware of it. These are millennials who are likely up to date because of social media news, articles, and blogs.

In detail, people are aware of several manufacturers but ​​​​Pfizer-BioNTech (19.1%) is the most known out of them. Other manufacturers that people are aware of right now are AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Moderna which are COVID-19 vaccines being distributed to selected people across countries. 

Willingness of the Public to take the Vaccine

Figure 2. Are you willing to take a COVID-19 vaccine once it is available in public?

In previous research conducted in November, we understood that a majority of the people are willing to take the covid-19 vaccine. However, we included the question to know if the availability of vaccines has given people hope on going back to normal. 61.3% of the people show that they are willing to take the vaccine once it is available. Meanwhile, 27.5% not willing to take the vaccine, this goes to show that some people are not that confident about its credibility.

We can also refer to Figure 3 below where it is aligned with the 28.55% who are very confident that the vaccine will work and 20.64% who are somehow confident. It is understandable that 26.05% is still neutral because this is just the early stage of vaccine usage and availability to the public.

Figure 3. How confident are you that COVID-19 vaccines will work?
Figure 3. How confident are you that COVID-19 vaccines will work?

How Soon Do People Think it is Appropriate to take a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Figure 4. When do you think is the appropriate time to take a COVID-19 vaccine?

Since different companies have generated vaccines and governments have been establishing systems to distribute the vaccines, a lot of people agree that this must be taken as soon as possible. 24.9% said that this should be taken within a month, and 16.6% saying it should be taken within 6 months.

The impact of these COVID-19 vaccines on the pandemic is still under observation. The vaccine still needs time and further analysis and research to see how effective these vaccines are in stopping the pandemic. Nevertheless, 40.57% of them think the vaccines will be ready for general distribution during the first half of 2021 (January-June).

Perception on Effectiveness and long-term Protection from Covid-19 Vaccine

Figure 5. When do you think is the appropriate time to take a COVID-19 vaccine?

It is very likely that safety and effectiveness are the most important factors that people are concerned about regarding these vaccines. When asked about whether they agree or disagree that the COVID-19 vaccine will protect them for a long time – the majority agrees that it will indeed protect them. Meaning, people have hopes that vaccines will surely protect them from the virus.

Overall, people believe that the key to stopping this pandemic depends on the effectiveness of the vaccines, the numbers that will be vaccinated, and how quickly they will be approved, manufactured, and delivered.


Survey TitlePublic Opinion and Expectations of COVID-19 vaccines
DurationDecember 21-26, 2020
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 28 to 50
Participating CountriesAfghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, AzerbaijanBahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.