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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among women leaving jails: A qualitative study

Geana, M.V., Anderson, S., Ramaswamy, M.

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Data Collection and Reporting

This is a qualitative study that looked at 25 women who were recently released from jail to ascertain reasons behind vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19 mitigation strategies for this sub-population. Results show that most participants had a great deal of vaccination mistrust and low health literacy rates, despite the fact that most of the participants were more susceptible to contracting COVID-19. The article discusses the importance of interventions to target these populations.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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People Who Are Incarcerated

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