Vaccine acceptance in relation to fear of COVID-19 and Zero COVID strategy: A survey of university students in Hong Kong

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"COVID-19 causes major physiological and psychological impacts of affected individuals and greatly affects the community. Getting COVID-19 vaccine is perceived as one of the best solutions to end the health and social suffering, but overcoming vaccine hesitancy brings to the fore another great challenge in many parts of the world, including Hong Kong. A survey conducted across 56 societies indicated a positive correlation between the perceived costs of contracting the disease and the prosocial behavior.
Young adults are considered to have a lower risk of contracting the disease and are much less likely than older persons to become seriously ill from COVID-19. Vaccination rate amongst young adults in Hong Kong remains low. Due to variations in risk of contracting the disease and individual costs, it is important to understand the predictors of vaccine hesitancy as it may cause a potential threat to the success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme and to achieve herd immunity.
Due to the lack of rigorous studies on the important predictors of vaccine hesitancy especially among university students in Hong Kong, it is important to examine the relationship between COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy and demographic variables amongst the university students and the reasons for vaccination or not."
Effective start/end date1/08/2130/06/24


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