Heidi Larson interview: How to stop covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

Anti-vaccine protest

An anti-vaccine protest in London on 24 October

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Heidi Larson is the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and author of Stuck, a book about how vaccine rumours start. New Scientist spoke to her about people’s hesitancy around the first covid-19 vaccines.

How willing are people to take a covid-19 vaccine?

We’ve been doing a lot of global surveys on willingness if a vaccine is approved as safe and effective. In the UK, the US and other countries, in May only 5 per cent said they would definitely not …

source: newscientist.com

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