Social and political determinants of vaccine hesitancy: Lessons learned from the H1N1 pandemic of 2009-2010.

@article{Mesch2015SocialAP,
  title={Social and political determinants of vaccine hesitancy: Lessons learned from the H1N1 pandemic of 2009-2010.},
  author={Gustavo S. Mesch and Kent P Schwirian},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1161-5}
}
BACKGROUND Public acceptance of vaccination programs is essential for vaccine preventable diseases. However, increasing sectors of the population have expressed hesitancy about participating in such programs, leading to the re-emergence of vaccine preventable diseases. In this study we rely on a recreancy hypothesis to test the association between confidence in the government and local hospitals and the willingness to take the vaccine. METHODS A secondary analysis of a survey that used a… CONTINUE READING