Attitudes about Vaccination: A Covid-19 Study

  • Hailey Walter Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Merna Elias Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Karla Murillo Cruz Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Keywords: Covid-19, Vaccine Hesitancy, Pressure


Research suggests that mass vaccine acceptance is required for Covid-19 eradication. Unfortunately however, an increasing number of the worldwide population has demonstrated hesitancy towards the Covid-19 vaccine. The present study investigated whether individual Covid-19 vaccine knowledge, general anxiety and feelings about the government pressure to become vaccinated affected one’s vaccine hesitancy. Results indicated that the more negative emotions one felt towards government pressure, the more hesitant they were to become vaccinated. These results suggest that a decrease in government pressure may help to maximize the overall willingness to become vaccinated.These results can hopefully expedite the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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