bar chart showing vaccine acceptance, hesitancy, and resistance in the UK and Ireland

Psychological characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance in Ireland and the United Kingdom

Identifying and understanding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy within distinct populations may aid future public health messaging. Using nationally representative data from the general adult populations of Ireland and the United Kingdom, we found that vaccine hesitancy/resistance was evident for 35% and 31% of these populations respectively. Vaccine hesitant/resistant respondents in Ireland and the UK differed on a number of sociodemographic and health-related variables but were similar across a broad array of psychological constructs.

Source: Psychological characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance in Ireland and the United Kingdom