Public Perceptions about the Covid-19 Vaccine

According to the High Frequency Survey Wave 5 conducted by Gambia Bureau of Statistics and World Bank in March to April 2021, awareness about the arrival of the vaccines is high- 94%; however, the share of households willing to be vaccinated declined from 65% in December 2020 to 55% in April 2021. The poorest households and those living in urban areas other than Banjul and Kanifing appear to be more supportive of vaccination (59% and 57% respectively).

In the wave 3 survey, (November to December 2020) 58% of households indicated willingness to pay for vaccination, however, the majority are only willing to pay an amount of less than GMD 500.00.