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Factors Influencing Public Attitudes towards COVID-19 Vaccination: A Scoping Review Informed by the Socio-Ecological Model

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Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, QU Health, Qatar University, Doha P.O. Box 2713, Qatar
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School of Medicine and Dentistry and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Southport, QLD 4222, Australia
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Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An Najah National University, Nablus 44839, West Bank, Palestine
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Vaccines 2021, 9(6), 548; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9060548
Received: 18 April 2021 / Revised: 15 May 2021 / Accepted: 19 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
Major hindrances to getting a COVID-19 vaccine include vaccine hesitancy, skepticism, refusal, and anti-vaccine movements. Several studies have been conducted on attitudes of the public towards COVID-19 vaccines and the potential influencing factors. The purpose of this scoping review is to summarize the data available on the various factors influencing public attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination. This scoping review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) Statement. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central were searched without restrictions to reclaim all publications on the factors that shape individuals’ attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines from 1 January 2020 to 15 February 2021. Fifty studies were included. The scoping review revealed that the factors influencing public attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines were embedded within the different levels of the socio-ecological model. These factors included the sociodemographic characteristics of the individuals, individual factors, social and organizational factors. In addition, certain characteristics of COVID-19 vaccines themselves influenced public attitudes towards accepting the vaccines. Understanding various population needs and the factors shaping public attitudes towards the vaccines would support planning for evidence-based multilevel interventions in order to enhance global vaccine uptake. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; vaccine; hesitancy; acceptance; refusal; willingness; ecological model; scoping review COVID-19; vaccine; hesitancy; acceptance; refusal; willingness; ecological model; scoping review
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Al-Jayyousi, G.F.; Sherbash, M.A.M.; Ali, L.A.M.; El-Heneidy, A.; Alhussaini, N.W.Z.; Elhassan, M.E.A.; Nazzal, M.A. Factors Influencing Public Attitudes towards COVID-19 Vaccination: A Scoping Review Informed by the Socio-Ecological Model. Vaccines 2021, 9, 548. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9060548

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Al-Jayyousi GF, Sherbash MAM, Ali LAM, El-Heneidy A, Alhussaini NWZ, Elhassan MEA, Nazzal MA. Factors Influencing Public Attitudes towards COVID-19 Vaccination: A Scoping Review Informed by the Socio-Ecological Model. Vaccines. 2021; 9(6):548. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9060548

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Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir F., Mohamed A.M. Sherbash, Lamees A.M. Ali, Asmaa El-Heneidy, Nour W.Z. Alhussaini, Manar E.A. Elhassan, and Maisa A. Nazzal 2021. "Factors Influencing Public Attitudes towards COVID-19 Vaccination: A Scoping Review Informed by the Socio-Ecological Model" Vaccines 9, no. 6: 548. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9060548

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