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Hesitancy over new COVID-19 vaccines doesn’t seem likely to affect uptake

26 January 2021

The initial concern that nervousness over the new vaccines would slow uptake doesn’t seem to have become a reality in the early days of COVID-19 immunisation, although it will be critical to maintain vaccine confidence, suggests an IPSOS poll.

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The initial concern that nervousness over the new vaccines would slow uptake doesn’t seem to have become a reality in the early days of COVID-19 immunisation, although it will be critical to maintain vaccine confidence suggests an IPSOS poll.

Scientists have observed that 501Y.V2 has quickly become "dominant" among multiple variants that have been circulating in the South African population.

It’s time-consuming but worthwhile: Residents respond to messages about Covid testing and vaccines when outreach teams speak their language and make a personal connection.

The COVID-19 vaccine race

Pre-clinical
154+vaccines
are being explored in lab experiments and animals
PHASE 1
24 vaccines
are undergoing safety tests in healthy young individuals
Phase 2
34vaccines
are being tested in broader groups of people
Phase 3
20vaccines
are in large international trials to test their impact on COVID-19
APPROVED
11vaccines
are approved by at least one country

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

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The initial concern that nervousness over the new vaccines would slow uptake doesn’t seem to have become a reality in the early days of COVID-19 immunisation, although it will be critical to maintain vaccine confidence suggests an IPSOS poll.

Scientists have observed that 501Y.V2 has quickly become "dominant" among multiple variants that have been circulating in the South African population.

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Scientists have observed that 501Y.V2 has quickly become "dominant" among multiple variants that have been circulating in the South African population.

It’s time-consuming but worthwhile: Residents respond to messages about Covid testing and vaccines when outreach teams speak their language and make a personal connection.

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Western Equatoria Ministry of Health and UNICEF are preparing for COVID-19 vaccination campaigns.

In Cameroon’s Marua region, the pandemic means farmers are now faced with the double challenge of using what limited water resources they have to grow crops while saving lives through handwashing.

 

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Last updated: 26 Jan 2021

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