State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU

In 2018, the European Commission engaged the Vaccine Confidence Project to create the first “State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU” report. Since then, the VCP has conducted bi-annual research to map and monitor public attitudes to vaccines across the region and examine trends over time.


Vaccine confidence in the United Kingdom is high compared to other countries. The latest data we have for the United Kingdom is from surveys conducted in 2020 which showed that 83% of people feel that vaccines are safe and 85% think they are effective. 83% of those surveyed said they believe it’s important for children to have vaccines and 75% feel that vaccines are compatible with their religious beliefs.