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Hesitancy, inequity: is the US ‘making the same mistakes’ with kids’ vaccines?

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When Nia Heard-Garris’s son found out the Covid vaccines were authorized for adults in the US late last year, he was thrilled, then asked, “But what about us? What about kids?” The eight-year-old is finally signed up ...

Australia’s strong Covid vaccine uptake will wane in coming months due to hesitancy, expert warns

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Australians must be prepared to see the Covid vaccination uptake curve start to flatten in coming months, a leading vaccine communication expert has warned, due to the rate of hesitancy. But she is calling for health ...

Prince Harry blames ‘mass misinformation’ for Covid vaccine hesitancy

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The Duke of Sussex has blamed “mass-scale misinformation” for Covid vaccine hesitancy. Prince Harry made a surprise virtual appearance at the GQ Men of the Year awards, where he presented a prize to Prof Dame Sarah Gi...

For some Black Americans, vaccine hesitancy is just one part of a legacy of mistrust

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By late June, Yolanda Corbett, who lives in Washington DC with her three children, was certain she would not get the Covid-19 vaccine. She wanted to protect her family more than anything, but while the vaccine is a cl...

Vaccine hesitancy is a symptom of people’s broken relationship with the state

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It’s hard to explain what it feels like when someone you thought you knew intimately starts to repeat conspiracy theories about the pandemic and vaccines. You don’t really grasp what’s happening immediately: it’s too ...

Covid vaccine hesitancy halves among young people in Great Britain

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Covid vaccine hesitancy has almost halved among 18- to 21-year-olds in Great Britain, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. The figures also suggest increasing numbers of 16- and 17-year-olds are ...

Don’t blame young people for vaccine hesitancy. The vast majority of us want to get jabbed

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“I was thinking this morning that it is a bit like a race,” Sajid Javid said last Wednesday when commenting on Britain’s vaccine rollout. “The older adults have done their bit. Now we need them to help us start winnin...

Inside a Tennessee hospital grappling with Delta and vaccine hesitancy

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Nurse Matt Robinson braced himself before pushing the heavy doors to the recently reopened Covid-19 ward at Methodist University hospital in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. This hadn’t been in the script. After over a ye...

Australian ad showing Covid patient gasping for air ‘could increase vaccine hesitancy’

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A new Australian government Covid awareness advertisement featuring a young woman gasping for air in a hospital bed has been criticised for leaning into scare tactics and for urging vaccination among a group who are s...

Vaccine hesitancy wanes despite thousands joining ‘Freedom March’

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Thousands of anti-lockdown and anti-vax demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday amid broader signs that hesitancy towards Covid-19 vaccines in the UK is waning. It was billed the “Freedom March” by pr...

Covid cases fall across US but experts warn of dangers of vaccine hesitancy

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New cases of Covid-19 are declining across most of the US, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states where cases are rising have lower-than-average vaccination rates and experts warn...

Wisconsin: ground zero of America’s battle against vaccine hesitancy

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The fight against the coronavirus hit a milestone in the US last week with the Biden administration announcing more than half of adult Americans are now fully vaccinated. But big issues remain and perhaps few states i...

Covid vaccine hesitancy could see Hong Kong throw away millions of doses

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Hong Kong could soon be throwing away millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses because not enough people are taking them before they expire, a health official has warned, saying it’s “not right” while other countries are sc...

Vaccine hesitancy remains extremely low in UK despite concerns, government claims

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Vaccine hesitancy remains extremely low in the UK, despite concerns over hospitalised patients in some areas who have not taken the Covid-19 jab, No 10 has said. In a sign that the UK government could be preparing gro...

Get a vaccine, win $1m: Ohio offers lottery to beat vaccine hesitancy

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To those who are still hesitant to get the coronavirus vaccine, Ohio’s governor is asking: would you do it for a million bucks? Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday that over the next five weeks, the state will draw the...

How conspiracy theories led to Covid vaccine hesitancy in the Pacific

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As Papua New Guinea grappled with a monumental outbreak of Covid-19 last month, prime minister James Marape became the first person in the country to receive a dose of the vaccine, sent in an emergency shipment from A...

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