GLG Network Survey: COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

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GLG interviewed 80 physicians and virologists across the US and Europe.

What will you learn from this survey?

  • Respondents shared their perception of efficacy and safety of the different COVID-19 vaccines in the US and Europe, especially in light of the new emerging variants of COVID-19.
  • The survey also gathered insight into patients’ hesitancy to immunisation against COVID-19 and key reasons cited as concerns.
  • Lastly, the research investigated the importance of the company who developed the vaccines on the current uptake and projections of when herd immunity will be reached.

Examples of findings:

  • 85% physicians and virologists believe the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is very effective, with 66% stating it is also very safe.
  • In Europe, 34% respondents mentioned that more than 50% of patients are requesting a specific COVID-19 vaccine compared to 7% in the US.
  • Globally, 63% respondents stated that they have not received enough doses to vaccinate the eligible priority population and 39% believe that herd immunity will never be reached.


The GLG Surveys team will draft the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Michael Thomas, former Director of Vaccine Supply and Demand at Gavi Alliance.

The standard deliverable includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
  • In-depth PowerPoint report of survey findings presented by the Network Member via webcast (optional).


  • Have guidelines for prioritizing risk groups been provided to you by national or regional health authorities?
  • Do these guidelines clearly outline which risk categories should be prioritized based on age, occupation and health status?
  • Were you able to manage those vaccines with ultra-cold storage requirements (Pfizer, Moderna) in addition to those requiring standard refrigeration temperatures (AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson and others)?
  • What percentage of individuals in your practice exhibit vaccine hesitancy or resistance to immunization against COVID-19?
  • What objections to vaccination have you encountered?
  • What percentage of your patients request specific vaccines by name or manufacturer?
  • How do you evaluate each of the available vaccines in terms of their efficacy, especially in light of the new emerging variants of COVID-19?
  • Please indicate your confidence in ethics/integrity of each manufacturer in regards to conducting clinical trials and accurately reporting the resulting efficacy and safety of their vaccines.
  • How confident are you in the long-term safety of each of the available vaccines?
  • Based on your observations and experience, what are the greatest obstacles to achieving global herd immunity?


This survey is available to subscribers of the Healthcare (HC) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.


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Healthcare (HC)

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