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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Race/ethnicity, trust, and fear

Wilis, D.E., Andersen, J.A., Bryant-Moore, K., Selig, J.P., Long, C.R., Felix, H.C., Curran, G.M., McElfish, P.A.

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This study looks at the results of an online survey conducted in Arkansas in July and August 2020 to measure COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy. The survey featured questions about COVID-19 health literacy, fear of COVID-19 injection, general trust or mistrust of vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy as they relate to an individual’s sociodemographics. Results found that Black respondents with low socioeconomic status are more likely than White individuals to mistrust the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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Black or African American

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