Several coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are currently in human trials. In June 2020, we surveyed 13,426 people in 19 countries to determine potential acceptance rates and factors influencing acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 71.5% of participants reported that they would be very or somewhat likely to take a COVID-19 vaccine, and 61.4% reported that they would accept their employer’s recommendation to do so. Differences in acceptance rates ranged from almost 90% (in China) to less than 55% (in Russia). Respondents reporting higher levels of trust in information from government sources were more likely to accept a vaccine and take their employer’s advice to do so.
Nature Medicine, October 20, 2020.
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Lazarus, Jeffrey V.; Ratzan, Scott C.; Palayew, Adam; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Larson, Heidi J.; Rabin, Kenneth; Kimball, Spencer; and El-Mohandes, Ayman, "A Global Survey of Potential Acceptance of a COVID-19 Vaccine" (2020). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2326.