Predictors of the Intention to Receive a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine
It is imperative to understand the predictors of vaccine hesitancy for current and future pandemics. Methods
A representative sample (age, race & gender) of 1054 US adults was collected in October 2020 to examine the predictors of vaccine hesitancy. Participants were asked several questions including their intention to receive a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Results
Predictors significantly associated with a greater intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine included greater perceived feelings of vulnerability to COVID-19, having received a flu vaccination at the time the question was asked, more liberal political orientation, non-Black race, male gender, and a lower naturalness bias. Conclusions
Vaccines are essential for mitigating current and future pandemics. Multiple strategies are important in encouraging people to be vaccinated and the predictors highlighted here and elsewhere are likely to be useful targets.
Meier, Brian P, Amanda J Dillard, and Courtney M Lappas. “Predictors of the Intention to Receive a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine.” Journal of Public Health 44, no. 3 (2021): 713–15. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab013.