Researching childhood vaccine hesitancy in the wake of COVID-19.

Publication date: Jan 01, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a seismic effect on public healthcare, vaccine production, and on society. However, the pandemic has also had a methodological impact on social researchers, including those seeking to better understand vaccine hesitancy in relation to childhood vaccines. In this short communication, we describe the challenging experience of recruiting and conducting qualitative interviews with UK healthcare professionals and vaccine hesitant parents in early 2022. We also explore the way in which the context of COVID influenced our data analysis. Finally, we make recommendations for how researchers, including those using qualitative or quantitative methods, might learn from our experiences, as the complex and delicate relationship between society and vaccines continues to evolve in the wake of the pandemic.

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Concepts Keywords
Conducting Childhood vaccination
Parents COVID-19
Qualitative Immunisation
Seismic Qualitative methods
Vaccine Vaccine hesitancy


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disease IDO production
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease VO vaccination
disease MESH autism
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drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
drug DRUGBANK Spinosad
disease MESH Burnout
drug DRUGBANK Etoperidone
pathway REACTOME Release
drug DRUGBANK Trestolone
disease IDO country
disease VO vein
disease MESH emergency
disease VO population
disease IDO quality
drug DRUGBANK Methyprylon
disease MESH hyperplasia
disease MESH colitis

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