Study links Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy with lack of knowledge of the jab

New research has noted a link between lack of knowledge of the vaccine development process with increased likelihood of refusing the jab

16th June, 2021
Study links Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy with lack of knowledge of the jab
Participants who said they planned to take the vaccine scored an average of 67 per cent on the test, compared to a 50 per cent average among those who were unsure and a 37 per cent average among those who said they would not take the vaccine. Picture: Getty

Those who say they would not take a Covid-19 vaccine are less likely to score highly when quizzed on vaccine-related facts, new research has found.

A study carried out by the Behavioural Research Unit of the Economic Social Research Institute (Esri) linked lack of knowledge and awareness of the benefits to some people’s hesitancy to take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new research by the Esri’s Behavioural Research Unit.

The study,...

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