Published on 13 May 2021
We are in a crucial transitional phase in this pandemic. Although several relaxations have been announced and will be implemented in the coming weeks, the pressure on intensive care remains quite high, even if it has eased somewhat in recent weeks. It therefore remains of the utmost importance that we remain faithful to the current measures. At the same time, an increasing number of people will be invited to be vaccinated in May and June. Does the motivation to be vaccinated predict whether people will respond to a vaccination invitation? Are vaccinated persons still willing to follow the measures, or does the realm of freedom beckon too strongly to them? In which direction have doubts turned in recent months and which people can convince them to get vaccinated after all? Given these various evolutions, an update of vaccination readiness, motivation and tracking is timely. This report presents a number of hopeful trends, together with a number of worrying findings based on the latest waves of the motivation barometer and a longitudinal follow-up of a sample1. Based on these results, we formulate a number of policy recommendations.
Motivation Barometer (May 10, 2021). Motivation for behavioural measures and vaccination readiness heading into the summer (Report No. 30). Ghent University & UCLouvain, Belgium. www.motivationbarometer.com
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