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Editorial: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: a complex social phenomenon

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-02T13:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-02T13:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16385
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant health, human, social and economic impacts on South African (SA) society. COVID-19 vaccines currently offer the most promising means to safeguard personal health, protect the most vulnerable populations, reopen social and economic life, and potentially achieve population health and safety through immunity.[1] However, the success of COVID-19 vaccines depends on high levels of uptake. Supply-side factors related to vaccine availability, infrastructure and accessibility all pose significant challenges to optimal uptake in SA.[2,3] Vaccine hesitancy " which involves varying levels of doubt, indecision, uncertainty or mistrust about vaccination[4] " is an additional challenge. Vaccine hesitancy poses significant risks, not only for the hesitant individual, but also for the wider community. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG) en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.subject VACCINATION en
dc.title Editorial: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: a complex social phenomenon en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 111(8) en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.SourceTitle South African Medical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12103 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=24526 en
dc.PageNumber 702-703 en
dc.outputnumber 11255 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cooper, S., Van Rooyen, H. & Wiysonge, C.S. (2021) Editorial: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: a complex social phenomenon. <i>South African Medical Journal</i>. 111(8):702-703. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cooper, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Van Rooyen, H. en
dc.contributor.author3 Wiysonge, C.S. en


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