Delaying or avoiding vaccination costs lives, and yet, for many years, increasing numbers of people have been doing one or both of those things. My colleagues and I have spent much of the last year using surveys and online data collection in the attempt to figure out why some people are less than enthusiastic about COVID-19 vaccination. But people smarter than me have been researching attitudes to vaccination for much longer than that, so I’ve compiled this report in an attempt to pull all the wisdom they’ve produced together.
If you’ve got time, I’d recommend reading it in full. If you haven’t, here are some of the main things that I’ve learned.