Share your story: Have you decided not to take a Covid-19 vaccine?

Have you been vaccinated but are reluctant to allow your children to be too?

The uptake for Covid-19 vaccines in Ireland has been very high – more than 90 per cent of the population over 40 years of age have now attended a vaccination centre over the past few months. Even among younger age groups, the enthusiasm to be vaccinated has been impressive – with the vast majority in their 20s and 30s now vaccinated.

However, there are many people in Ireland that have passed on the opportunity to be vaccinated.

We would like to know why.

For example, the Master of the Rotunda maternity hospital, Prof Fergal Malone, has said 60 per cent of patients and partners "walking around the Rotunda hospital" are not vaccinated – with only 39 per cent of expectant mothers and just 41 per cent of their partners fully vaccinated.

Have you decided not to get a Covid-19 vaccine? Have you been vaccinated but are reluctant to allow your children to be vaccinated too? Are you hesitant about vaccines in general?

Whatever the reason we would like to know (please keep submissions brief) why you, or your family, have not been vaccinated.

Please use the form to submit your view (submissions may be anonymous, though please include a first-name). If you are reading this in The Irish Times app, click here.

Some of the submissions will be published by The Irish Times.

Thank you.