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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Research

by Kim (follow)
Are you a mother between the ages of 25 to 34 years, and you feel hesitant about taking the COVID-19 vaccine?

To all mothers and their partners out there! Lend us your voice! Participate in Griffith University’s research to help us understand your views towards hesitancy in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Successful applicants will be reimbursed with an electronic Coles gift voucher worth $30.

What is vaccine hesitancy?

Vaccine hesitancy means that you are not refusing nor accepting the vaccine, but rather sitting on the fence, and being unsure of when to get vaccinated. Vaccine hesitancy is very different from vaccine reluctance (commonly known as anti- vaxxers).

Why research young mothers and their partners?

Recent research in Australia has shown that over a six-month period, Australians are becoming more hesitant to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Young adults aged 25 to 34 years have been identified as being the most hesitant group as compared to all other age groups in Australia. Women in this age bracket have also expressed higher concern about the COVID-19 vaccine.

As Australia plans to vaccinate as much of the population as possible, the increased hesitancy to COVID-19 vaccination poses a concern for Australia’s herd immunity and a return to normality. Therefore, it is very important that we understand the ideas, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of these young adults towards the COVID-19 vaccine.

How are Griffith University going to explore your views and opinions?

To achieve this, Griffith University are seeking participants to take part in this study, which will involve a verbal phone interview documenting your thoughts, feelings, social processes, and practical approaches in relation to hesitancy towards a COVID-19 vaccine.

It will also involve completing a short demographic survey followed by a semi-structured phone interview, which will last between 45 to 60 minutes.

Your response will help the research team gain valuable insights into how young adults perceive and respond to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who exactly is the study looking for?

Young adults aged 25 to 34 years who express hesitancy towards receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Australia.

In addition, the study is looking for volunteers who:
identify themselves as hesitant to COVID-19 vaccination, and
do NOT require a COVID-19 vaccination for work or study purposes (in the near future), and
have NOT been vaccinated from COVID-19, and
have NOT been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past.

There is no right or wrong answers. All views and opinions are welcomed!

To express your interest to participate, click on this link.

If you are selected, you will be contacted by a research team member from Griffith University.

Your confidentiality

Data obtained from the phone interviews will remain strictly confidential and will not be shared with any other persons or groups not associated with this study. Griffith University does not collect any sensitive personal information unrelated to the study.

This study has been approved by Griffith University's Human Research and Ethics Committee GU Ref No: 2021/401.
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