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June 15, 2021

Allergic Symptoms after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination and Risk of Incomplete Vaccination

Self-reported allergic symptoms following the first dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine was associated with a 5-fold increase in odds of not completing the second dose after adjusting for demographics, vaccine manufacturer, wave of vaccine eligibility, and other confounders in a prospective cohort of healthcare employees in Boston. Among 61,057 employees who received a first…

June 14, 2021

Perceptions and Concerns Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination in a Military Base Population

Younger age and medical occupation were independent predictors of vaccine hesitancy according to results from a survey of individuals working on a military base in Ohio, administered between November 2020 and January 2021. Among 816 survey respondents, 185 (23%) self-identified as vaccine hesitant. The vaccine hesitant group reported more concern about short-term side effects (43%…

June 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Advice via SMS-Based Video to Improve Vaccination Uncertainty in at-Risk Groups

An SMS/text messaging-based intervention to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy using a short web-based education video delivered to a cohort of immunosuppressed patients in the UK (n=8,886, 27% response rate) was associated with an increase in the proportion of patients who reported being aware that vaccines were safe and recommended from 36% to 88% among those…

June 2, 2021

The Potential Impact of Vaccine Passports on Inclination to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United Kingdom Evidence from a Large Cross-Sectional Survey and Modelling Study

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] Introduction of vaccine passports could increase vaccination hesitancy among those who have not yet had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a large-scale national survey in the United Kingdom conducted in April 2021 (n=17,611). After adjusting for baseline vaccination intent, negative impacts of vaccine passports were reported to be more…

June 1, 2021

Improving COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Health Literacy and Vaccine Uptake in Patients: Comparison on the Readability of Patient Information Leaflets of Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

Patient-facing information documents for COVID-19 vaccines hosted by regulatory bodies in the US (Food and Drug Administration) and in the United Kingdom (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority) were shown to have a readability score corresponding to a 7th to 8th grade level and an 8th to 9th grade level, respectively, according to the Flesch-Kincaid…

May 20, 2021

Strategies That Make Vaccination Easy and Promote Autonomy Could Increase COVID-19 Vaccination in Those Who Remain Hesitant

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] A cross-sectional survey conducted among a representative US sample (n=2,895, 38% vaccinated) in March 2021 found that among those who were vaccine hesitant (n=522), major concerns were vaccine side-effects and efficacy (78%) and mistrust of the government or vaccines (38%). Among those with intent to initiate vaccination (n=1,326), most common barriers included…

May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Its Determinants Among Adults with  a History of Tobacco or Marijuana Use

An internet survey of US adults with a history of tobacco and/or cannabis use (N=387) found that  26% were unwilling to receive a COVID-19 vaccine while another 25% were unsure about willingness  to be vaccinated. Respondents who reported living with 5 or more other persons or by themselves,  living in a suburban or rural area,…

April 21, 2021

The Nature and Extent of COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy in Healthcare Workers

The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy worldwide varied from 4.3% to 72% (mean 22.5%), according to an analysis of 35 studies with 76,471 healthcare workers. The main reasons survey participants gave for hesitancy were concerns about safety, efficacy, and potential side effects. Participants who were male, older, and held doctoral degrees were more likely to…

April 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Individuals with Cancer Autoimmune Diseases and Other Serious Comorbid Conditions

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] Nearly 1 in 5 individuals with serious comorbid conditions expressed COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in an international cross-sectional survey conducted from January to February 2021. Participants (n=22,000, 74% from the US) were randomly sampled from Inspire, a large online health community of individuals with comorbid conditions. 10% of participants declared they would not…

April 6, 2021

No Psychological Vaccination: Vaccine Hesitancy Is Associated with Negative Psychiatric Outcomes among Israelis Who Received COVID-19 Vaccination

Clinical depression, peri-traumatic distress, and clinical anxiety were associated with vaccine hesitancy in a cross-sectional study (n=254) of vaccinated participants aged ≥60 years in Israel.  Palgi et al. (Mar 26, 2021). No Psychological Vaccination: Vaccine Hesitancy Is Associated with Negative Psychiatric Outcomes among Israelis Who Received COVID-19 Vaccination. Journal of Affective Disorders.