November 15, 2021
To estimate levels of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among working-age adults with disabilities in the United Kingdom.
Secondary analysis of data collected on a nationally representative sample of 10,114 respondents aged 16–64 years.
The adjusted relative risk for hesitancy among respondents with a disability was 0.92 (95% CI 0.67–1.27). There were stronger associations between gender and hesitancy and ethnic status and hesitancy among participants with a disability. The most common reasons cited by people with disabilities who were hesitant were: concern about the future effects of the vaccine, not trusting vaccines and concern about the side effects of vaccination.
The higher rates of vaccine hesitancy among women with disabilities and among people from minority ethnic groups with disabilities are concerning.
Volume and page numbers
Volume: 200 , p.106 -108
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