Tag Archives: Vaccine hesitancy

COVID-19: how to tackle vaccine hesitancy among BAME groups

Samantha Vanderslott, University of Oxford; Andrew Pollard, University of Oxford, and Seilesh Kadambari, University of Oxford Some of the highest rates of death and serious illness during the pandemic have been among Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. According to government data, Black ethnic groups have the highest diagnosis rates of COVID-19 and people of Bangladeshi ethnicity have twice …

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Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Establishing public trust is now central to any decisions regarding the inoculation of our child population. (Shutterstock) Michael Hefferon, Queen’s University, Ontario As COVID-19 vaccination for adults rolls out, it’s time to consider the wisdom (or otherwise) of vaccinating our children. Indications to vaccinate a child population could include: A pandemic causing severe and widespread illness/mortality in the child population. …

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Current rates of vaccine hesitancy in the US could mean a long road to normalcy

Current rates of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize America’s efforts to achieve herd immunity. Nordroden / Getty Images

Matt Motta is a political scientist at Oklahoma State University. He studies the social and political determinants of anti-science attitudes, and investigating their policy impact. In this Q&A he answers questions about the current levels of vaccine hesitancy in the US and how that might affect the country’s ability to achieve herd immunity after a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

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