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Since the first Covid-19 vaccine was given in the UK on 8 December 2020, there has been a gradual increase in adults saying they would have one.
The first time ONS asked the question, in early December, 78% of people surveyed said they would be very likely or fairly likely to have the vaccine, if offered. By the end of January, it was 89%. The percentage saying they would be very or fairly unlikely to have one fell from 10% to 4% which means the proportion of people saying they're unlikely to have the vaccine has halved in six weeks.
Unfortunately this data, as with so much data, is not broken by gender so we don't know if men and women feel differently.
The Men's Health Forum is encouraging men to have the vaccine when it's offered. Forum CEO Martin Tod said: 'Men are telling us that they're keen to have the vaccine when they get the chance. The sooner it is possible for everyone in the world to be vaccinated the better. This is something we all need to do together.'
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.
Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.
Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.