Impact of Public Health Events on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy on Chinese Social Media: National Infoveillance Study [open pdf - 875KB]
From the Abstract: "The ongoing COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to every country worldwide. A call for global vaccination for COVID-19 plays a pivotal role in the fight against this virus. With the development of COVID-19 vaccines, public willingness to get vaccinated has become an important public health concern, considering the vaccine hesitancy observed worldwide. Social media is powerful in monitoring public attitudes and assess the dissemination, which would provide valuable information for policy makers. [...] This study aimed to investigate the responses of vaccine positivity on social media when major public events (major outbreaks) or major adverse events related to vaccination (COVID-19 or other similar vaccines) were reported."
2021 Zizheng Zhang, Guanrui Feng, Jiahong Xu, Yimin Zhang, Jinhui Li, Jian Huang, Babatunde Akinwunmi, Casper J P Zhang, Wai-kit Ming. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
Public Health and Surveillance: https://publichealth.jmir.org/
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance (2021), v.7 iss.11