Vaccine Hesitancy

Glynis M. Breakwell, Rusi Jaspal

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
EditorsG. Ritzer, C. Rojek, M. Ryan
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2023


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