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Individual factors and beliefs determining COVID-19 vaccination willingness
Pauly, Laure; Klee, Matthias; Paccoud, Ivana et al.
2022ECCMID 2022
 

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Keywords :
Vaccination; COVID-19
Abstract :
[en] Background: High vaccination coverage rates are necessary to reduce infections and transmissions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19 and to allow successful mitigation of the current pandemic. To date, we are still lacking information to explain the hesitancy in Luxembourg towards uptake of the available COVID-19 vaccines. The present study explored motivations for and against vaccination in a population-representative sample of residents across Luxembourg to identify hesitant groups and develop strategies to increase population immunity against SARS-CoV-2. Methods: In the framework of the nationwide, representative longitudinal CON-VINCE study, a sample of 1589 respondents (49.6% women, 84.3% Luxembourg nationality) ranging from 18-84 years, participated in the survey in spring 2021. The protocol of the CON-VINCE study has been described in detail elsewhere (Snoeck et al. 2020). Results: 52% of the respondents had at least partial vaccination at time of assessment between April to June 2021. The most common reasons for vaccination of those willing to be vaccinated (81.2%) were altruistic motivations. Prevalent reasons against vaccination for those undecided (8.7%) or reluctant (10.2%) to be vaccinated were that the vaccine had not been tested sufficiently and the fear of long-term vaccine side effects. Only very few of the vaccination-hesitant or -reluctant respondents reported that they did not believe in vaccination in general. Conclusion: The present study identified motivations for and against COVID-19 vaccination and determined demographic and socio-economic factors associated with vaccination willingness. To increase vaccination rates, public health communication needs to target those unsure or unwilling to be vaccinated. We will continue to study the vaccination uptake in the Luxembourg population, as CON-VINCE is now part of the H2020-funded international ORCHESTRA project (https://orchestra-cohort.eu), research into comparing these results on a Pan-European level.
Disciplines :
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Pauly, Laure ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
Klee, Matthias ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC)
Paccoud, Ivana ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC)
Satagopam, Venkata ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Bioinformatics Core
Ghosh, Soumyabrata  ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Bioinformatics Core
Fritz, Joëlle ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
O'Sullivan, Marc;  Luxembourg Institute of Health - LIH > TTM
Wilmes, Paul ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Systems Ecology
Krüger, Rejko ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Translational Neuroscience
Leist, Anja  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC)
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Individual factors and beliefs determining COVID-19 vaccination willingness
Publication date :
April 2022
Event name :
ECCMID 2022
Event date :
from 23-04-2022 to 26-04-2022
Audience :
International
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