Vaccine Hesitancy

See Also: mRNA Vaccines

Posted December 18, 2020

Healthcare Professionals: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination
Centres for Disease Control, 2020
* Sections include: Engaging in Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations; Understanding and Explaining mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines; Answering Patients’ Questions

How to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with those people who want to avoid getting it
Jenna Moon, The Toronto Star, December 13, 2020

Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science (forthcoming)
Maya J. Goldenberg, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021

Vaccine rumours debunked: Microchips, ‘altered DNA’ and more
Flora Carmichael and Jack Goodman, BBC Reality Check, December 2, 2020

Posted August 19, 2020

The Public’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccination: Planning Recommendations Informed by Design Thinking and the Social, Behavioral, and Communication Sciences
Working Group on Readying Populations for COVID-19 Vaccine, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, July 2020

Posted August 7, 2020

Vaccine safety communication library
WHO Regional Office for Europe

Vaccine confidence in the time of COVID-19.
Harrison, E. A., & Wu, J. W. (2020). European journal of epidemiology, 35(4), 325-330.

Motivational interviewing: A powerful tool to address vaccine hesitancy.
Gagneur A. Canada Communicable Disease Report 2020;46(4):93–7.

Canadians’ willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available: What role does trust play?
Statistics Canada, July 7 2020

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a Consultation Study by the Canadian Immunization Research Network.
Dubé, E., Gagnon, D., Ouakki, M., et al. (2016). PloS one, 11(6), e0156118.

Addressing vaccine hesitancy: Clinical guidance for primary care physicians working with parents.
Shen, S. C., & Dubey, V. (2019). Canadian Family Physician, 65(3), 175-181.

The psychological roots of anti-vaccination attitudes: A 24-nation investigation
Hornsey, M. J., Harris, E. A., & Fielding, K. S. (2018).. Health Psychology, 37(4), 307.

Social media and vaccine hesitancy: new updates for the era of COVID-19 and globalized infectious diseases.
Puri, N., Coomes, E. A., Haghbayan, H., & Gunaratne, K. (2020). Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 1-8.

Summary: WHO SAGE conclusions and recommendations on Vaccine Hesitancy
World Health Organization, 2015
* includes a model to identify determinants of vaccine hesitancy

Combating antiscience: Are we preparing for the 2020s?
Hotez, Peter J. PLoS biology vol. 18,3 e3000683. 27 Mar. 2020,

Vaccine Confidence Project
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Measuring trust in vaccination: A systematic review.
Larson, H. J., Clarke, R. M., Jarrett, C., Eckersberger, E., Levine, Z., Schulz, W. S., & Paterson, P. (2018). Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, 14(7), 1599–1609.

If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child, Understand the Risks and Responsibilities.
CDC, 2012