Vaccine Hesitancy

Two individuals in an argument about vaccine safety and efficacy
Arguing over Vaccines

Project

Vaccination is backbone of public health systems around the world, and comprise of some of the most effective interventions to prevent disease. However, in this era, health systems are struggling with an increasing number of individuals choosing to forego vaccines. A growing number of parents choose not to administer basic childhood vaccines such as measles, mumps, and rubella. Why?

Researchers in this area have identified a paucity of evidence-based interventions and strategies to address vaccine hesitancy. I believe this to be the case because we lack a nuanced understanding of what factors bolster vaccine hesitancy. This research program aims to augment the literature with qualitative evidence on the various factors and characteristics of parents vaccine decision-making.

Planned Projects

  1. Qualitative Evidence Synthesis on Factors that Promote Vaccine Hesitancy (patients): What are the factors that bolster vaccine hesitancy, rejection, and delay in patients, and their overlaps and relationships? 
  2. Qualitative Evidence Synthesis on Factors that Promote Vaccine Hesitancy (providers): What are the factors that bolster vaccine hesitancy, rejection, and delay in providers, and their overlaps and relationships? 
  3. Qualitative Evidence Synthesis on Perceptions of Providers on Parents’ Vaccine Hesitancy: How do healthcare providers (allopathic and complementary) perceive vaccine hesitancy in parents?
  4. Systematic Review on Vaccine Hesitancy during Pandemics: What factors promote vaccine hesitancy or acceptance during pandemics and epidemics?
  5. Scoping Review of Vaccine Hesitancy during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What do we know about vaccine hesitancy pertaining to COVID-19?
  6. Content Analysis of Anti-Mask Sentiments: What do we know about the perspectives and experiences of people who express anti-mask sentiments?
  7. Scoping Review of Antibiotic Hesitancy: What are the factors that bolster antibiotic hesitancy, rejection, and delay in patients, and their overlaps and relationships? 

Publications

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