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The Role of Attitudes, Norms, and Efficacy on Shifting COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions: A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions in New Zealand

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School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, Massey University, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077, Singapore
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Academic Editors: Brian D. Poole and Martin H. Bluth
Vaccines 2021, 9(10), 1132; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9101132
Received: 17 August 2021 / Revised: 17 September 2021 / Accepted: 2 October 2021 / Published: 4 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Factors Associated with Vaccine Hesitancy)
While public intentions to get a COVID-19 vaccine have been shifting around the world, few studies track factors that help us understand and improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake. This study focuses on identifying changing public intentions to get a COVID-19 vaccine in New Zealand, a country that has been largely successful in containing the pandemic but risks new outbreaks as less than 20% of the population is fully vaccinated by August 2021. Data on COVID-19 intentions were collected just after the vaccine approval and rollout targeting old-age groups in February 2021 and then before the general public rollout in May 2021 (n = 650, 60% reinterview response rate). Results show that intention to get a COVID-19 vaccine increased in three months and was the highest in the last one year. Consistent with the Theory of Planned Behaviour, attitudes and efficacy beliefs were significantly associated with COVID-19 vaccine intentions, in the cross-sectional as well as longitudinal analyses. Findings highlight the persisting influence of attitudes, efficacy beliefs, and past intentions on future decision-making process to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Future research opportunities to understand vaccine intentions and improve public vaccine uptake are highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19 vaccine intention; vaccine hesitancy; theory of planned behaviour; vaccine attitudes; social norms; efficacy; longitudinal data; behavior change; vaccination campaigns; New Zealand COVID-19 vaccine intention; vaccine hesitancy; theory of planned behaviour; vaccine attitudes; social norms; efficacy; longitudinal data; behavior change; vaccination campaigns; New Zealand
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Thaker, J.; Ganchoudhuri, S. The Role of Attitudes, Norms, and Efficacy on Shifting COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions: A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions in New Zealand. Vaccines 2021, 9, 1132. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9101132

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Thaker J, Ganchoudhuri S. The Role of Attitudes, Norms, and Efficacy on Shifting COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions: A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions in New Zealand. Vaccines. 2021; 9(10):1132. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9101132

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Thaker, Jagadish, and Somrita Ganchoudhuri. 2021. "The Role of Attitudes, Norms, and Efficacy on Shifting COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions: A Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions in New Zealand" Vaccines 9, no. 10: 1132. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9101132

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