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Pandemic Fatigue and Vaccine Hesitancy Continue to Affect Global Public Health

A recent survey published in Nature Medicine sheds light on global vaccine acceptance, revealing mixed sentiments towards COVID-19 boosters and routine immunizations. Conducted by CUNY SPH researchers across 23 countries, the study underscores lingering challenges such as vaccine misinformation and inequitable distribution.


While COVID-19 vaccine uptake reached 87.8%, booster intent declined to 71.6%, concerns persist over evolving variants and hesitancy among high-risk groups. Moreover, pandemic disruptions pose threats to routine immunization efforts. Despite hurdles, there's a general openness to vaccination, indicating opportunities to bolster confidence. Targeted messaging from trusted sources, including healthcare professionals, remains crucial in navigating vaccine uptake and countering misinformation. Read more from Medical Express here.