Tag Archives: vaccine hesitancy

WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?

By | May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 — Should COVID-19 vaccinations be required for health care professionals? WebMD polled its readers to ask that question collected 3,035 responses. Nearly two-thirds, or 66%, said yes and 34% said no. Among the yes votes, 55% believed these vaccinations should be required immediately and 11% said they should be mandatory eventually. WebMD’s sister… Read More »

Poll Reveals Who’s Most Vaccine-Hesitant in America and Why

By | April 29, 2021

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. resistance to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly diminishing, a new online survey finds, but it still exists and at especially rates in some blue-collar jobs. For adults under age 65 who are hesitant, reluctance is mainly driven by concerns about safety, side effects and distrust… Read More »

Public Information Lacking Amid COVID Vaccine Push

By | December 15, 2020

Joe Smyser, PhD, chief executive officer, Public Good Projects. Mark Weber, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. Heidi Larson, PhD, professor of anthropology, risk, and decision science, and director, Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. John Brownstein, PhD, chief innovation officer, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston.… Read More »

Public Information Lacking Amid COVID Vaccine Push

By | December 15, 2020

Joe Smyser, PhD, chief executive officer, Public Good Projects. Mark Weber, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. Heidi Larson, PhD, professor of anthropology, risk, and decision science, and director, Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. John Brownstein, PhD, chief innovation officer, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston.… Read More »

Study: About 1 in 5 Parents Are ‘Vaccine Hesitant’

By | November 9, 2020

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reviewed the study findings. Offit said while it’s good to see a decline in vaccine hesitancy, it’s important to see if this difference is sustained for more than one year. Asked about vaccine-hesitant parents possibly skipping flu vaccines for their children, Offit… Read More »