According to research carried out by Ipsos MRBI (Market Research Bureau International) for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), young people are less likely to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The survey revealed that vaccine hesitancy for 18 to 34-year-olds is at 13%.
Within this figure, 8% stated that they would refuse the vaccine while 5% said that they were unsure.
The overall figure of vaccine hesitancy in Ireland is 9%, with 6% saying that they would not get vaccinated while 3% said that they were unsure.
Last October, the IPHA conducted a survey on vaccine hesitancy, 12% of people stated that they would not get vaccinated while 33% said that they were unsure.
These figures reveal a 36-point drop in vaccine hesitancy over the last 11 months.
Overall, the research stated that 91% of people either intended to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or have already been vaccinated.
The results reveal that 2% of people would take a vaccine and when combined with the cohort that has received at least one vaccine, the number rises to 91%.
Just 6% of people would refuse a Covid-19 vaccine, a figure which has remained relatively stable since the start of the year.