Vaccine hesitancy entails being conflicted about, or opposed to, getting vaccinated. It is ranked as a major global health threat. Relationships between vaccine hesitancy and socio-demographic characteristics (such as age, gender, and ethnicity) vary over time and disease type. Identity resilience, fear, risk, and mistrust also shape vaccine hesitancy.
|Title of host publication||Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology|
|Editors||G. Ritzer, C. Rojek, M. Ryan|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|