A vicious circle between lack of confidence in crisis management, vaccine refusal and failure to control the epidemic?

While the COVID-19 epidemic enters its second year, confidence in national authorities to manage the health and economic COVID-19 crisis may impact COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. To assess the relation between confidence in national authorities, socio-economic status and vaccine intention, we conducted an online survey among French adults during November 2020. Our results suggest that confidence, educational level and subjective deprivation are independent determinants of vaccine intention and indecision, including among ≥65-year-old participants. We suggest that providing all citizens with equal opportunities and incentives for a health-focussed vaccine decision is essential to obtain high and equal vaccine coverage against COVID-19.


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