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Vaccine Hesitancy Among Working Age Adults with/without Disability in the UK

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  • Eric Emerson
  • Vaso Totsika
  • Zoe Aitken
  • Tania King
  • Richard Hastings
  • Chris Hatton
  • Roger J. Stancliffe
  • G Llewellyn
  • Anne Kavanagh
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/11/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Public Health
Volume200
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)106-108
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date27/10/21
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Objectives
To estimate levels of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among working-age adults with disabilities in the United Kingdom.

Study design
Cross-sectional survey.

Methods
Secondary analysis of data collected on a nationally representative sample of 10,114 respondents aged 16–64 years.

Results
The adjusted relative risk for hesitancy among respondents with a disability was 0.92 (95% CI 0.67–1.27). There were stronger associations between gender and hesitancy and ethnic status and hesitancy among participants with a disability. The most common reasons cited by people with disabilities who were hesitant were: concern about the future effects of the vaccine, not trusting vaccines and concern about the side effects of vaccination.

Conclusions
The higher rates of vaccine hesitancy among women with disabilities and among people from minority ethnic groups with disabilities are concerning.

Bibliographic note

This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Public Health. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Public Health, 200, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2021.09.019