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ARQ7 Paper2: Intention to take up COVID-19 vaccine: An analysis of x UK longitudinal studies


  • There are widespread policy concerns that uptake of vaccination may be sub-optimal which could undermine potential control of the pandemic.

  • Reduced uptake in specific population subgroups could result in disproportionate adverse impacts by propagating ongoing chains of transmission, as well as potentially exacerbating health inequalities.

  • While considerable research has investigated willingness to vaccinate before the COVID-19 pandemic, robust quantitative data are limited to inform the response to this pandemic.

  • Cross-cohort analysis can allow interrogation of which population subgroups express the least willingness to take up a vaccine and can allow replication of analyses to identify robust predictors.

Specific research question

How willing are different population subgroups to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 infection? What are the predictors of being unwilling to vaccinate?

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