Hesitant or not? A global survey of potential acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine [article]

Jeffrey V Lazarus, Scott Ratzan, Adam Palayew, Lawrence O Gostin, Heidi J Larson, Kenneth Rabin, Spencer Kimball, Ayman El-Mohandes
2020 medRxiv   pre-print
A number of COVID-19 vaccines are under development, with one or more possibly becoming available in 2021. We conducted a global survey in June 2020 of 13,426 people in 19 countries to determine potential acceptance rates of a COVID-19 vaccine and factors influencing acceptance. We ran univariate logistic regressions to examine the associations with demographic variables. 71.5% reported they would be very or somewhat likely to take a COVID-19 vaccine; 61.4% reported they would accept their
more » ... d accept their employer's recommendation to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Differences in acceptance across countries ranged from almost 9 in 10 (China) to fewer than 6 in 10 (Russia). Respondents reporting higher levels of trust in information from government sources were more likely to accept a vaccine, and take their employer's advice to do so. Targeted interventions addressing age, sex, income, and education level are required to increase and sustain public acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine.
doi:10.1101/2020.08.23.20180307 fatcat:erm4iabtnzemrnwalaz43zk4re