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dc.contributor.authorCook, Erica Jane
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorGaitan, Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorNduka, Ifunanya
dc.contributor.authorCartwright, Sally
dc.contributor.authorEgbutah, Chimeme
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurch
dc.contributor.authorWaqar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.authorAli, Nasreen
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-21T11:18:14Z
dc.date.available2022-01-11T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2022-01-21T11:18:14Z
dc.date.issued2022-01-11
dc.identifier.citationCook EJ, Elliott E, Gaitan A, Nduka I, Cartwright S, Egbutah C, Randhawa G, Waqar M, Ali N (2022) 'Vaccination against COVID-19: factors that influence vaccine hesitancy among an ethnically diverse community in the UK', Vaccines, 10 (1), pp.106-.en_US
dc.identifier.pmid35062768
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/vaccines10010106
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625292
dc.description.abstractThe UK’s minority ethnic population, despite being at higher risk of COVID-19 and experiencing poorer health outcomes, continue to have lower uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine compared with their white British counterparts. Given the importance of the vaccination programme in improving health outcomes, this research sought to examine the influential factors that impact the decision to accept the COVID-19 vaccination among an ethnically diverse community. A total of 1058 residents from Luton, UK, a large town with an ethnically diverse population, completed a community survey. Questions centred around uptake or individuals’ intentions to accept the offer of COVID-19 vaccination alongside demographics, knowledge, and views on the vaccine. A binary logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the most significant predictors of vaccine hesitancy, while respondents’ reasons for not getting vaccinated were identified using qualitative content analysis. Findings revealed that age and ethnicity were the only sociodemographic factors to predict vaccine hesitancy. Knowledge of symptoms and transmission routes, alongside ensuring information about COVID-19 was objectively sourced, were all identified as protective factors against vaccine hesitancy. Qualitative analysis revealed that ‘lack of trust in government/authori-ties’ and ‘concern of the speed of vaccine development’ were the most common reasons for non-uptake. This research reinforces the importance of age, ethnicity, and knowledge as influential factors in predicting vaccine hesitancy. Further, this study uncovers some of the barriers of uptake that can be utilised in developing promotional campaigns to reduce vaccine hesitancy in certain sections of the diverse UK population.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-393X/10/1/106en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjecthealth beliefsen_US
dc.subjectinequalitiesen_US
dc.subjectvaccine hesitancyen_US
dc.subjectvaccine uptakeen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::B712 Health Visitingen_US
dc.titleVaccination against COVID-19: factors that influence vaccine hesitancy among an ethnically diverse community in the UKen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2076-393X
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLuton Borough Councilen_US
dc.identifier.journalVaccinesen_US
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC8780359
dc.date.updated2022-01-21T11:13:37Z
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