Living in Boston During COVID-19: Vaccination Planning and Hesitancy   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "In the summer of 2020, the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) at Northeastern University, the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) conducted a survey among 1626 Bostonians about their experiences of during the first months of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, including: their ability and tendency to follow social distancing recommendations; attitudes toward regulations; and the economic and personal impacts of the pandemic. In the fall, we followed up with an additional web-based and mailed survey that asked about continued employment, plans for getting the vaccine, mental health, and respondents' perceptions about life in their neighborhood. This fifth report in a series describes Boston respondents' intentions to get the COVID-19 vaccine, when available. In a mail and web-based survey conducted in the September 2020, we asked if respondents plan to get vaccinated--definitely, probably, probably not, or definitely not. In this report, we explore personal characteristics associated with Bostonians' hesitancy to get the vaccine (probably not/definitely not). We also provide information about which respondents are definitely planning to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This information may help identify people who are reluctant to get the vaccine and assist efforts to tailor messages to Boston residents who have reservations about the coronavirus vaccine."

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Living in Boston During COVID-19 Report No. 5
The Boston Area Research Initiative; The Center for Survey Research at University of Massachusetts Boston; Boston Public Health Commission
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Northeastern University's College of Social Sciences and Humanities: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/
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