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Trust in Government and Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

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posted on 2021-11-02, 22:02 authored by Kate C Prickett, Simon Chapple
The long-term success of New Zealand’s Covid-19 elimination plan and the re-opening of fortress New Zealand rests on high population uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine. Understanding factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy – and potential inequities in access and uptake – are consequently essential for the efficacy of the national immunisation programme which began rolling out to the general population in July 2021. Prior research on the New Zealand context has documented socio-demographic disparities in Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy (Horizon Research, 2020; Prickett, Habibi and Atatoa Carr, 2021; Thaker, 2021). However, little research has been undertaken to examine how psychosocial elements – such as people’s trust in institutions – might be associated with people’s vaccine intent and cast some light on the reasons underpinning their intent.

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Prickett, K. C. & Chapple, S. (2021). Trust in Government and Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. Policy Quarterly, 17(3). https://doi.org/10.26686/pq.v17i3.7135

Journal title

Policy Quarterly

Volume

17

Issue

3

Publication date

2021-09-23

Publisher

Victoria University of Wellington Library

Publication status

Published online

Online publication date

2021-09-23

ISSN

2324-1098

eISSN

2324-1101

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