New publication reveals possible reasons behind vaccine hesitancy among Native Hawaiians

Congratulations to Ruben Juarez and team for their new publication in Vaccines. To understand vaccine hesitancy, the team surveyed 1124 adults residing in a region with one of the lowest vaccination rates in Hawaii during their COVID-19 testing program. The analyses offer novel insight on the role of trust in COVID-19 mitigation efforts in minority populations.

KITV4 News story: https://www.kitv.com/news/coronavirus/uh-study-reveals-possible-reason-behind-vaccine-hesitancy-among-native-hawaiians/article_05c65f4a-fd76-11ec-80bd-3f56a943157f.html


Juarez R, Phankitnirundorn K, Okihiro M, Maunakea AK. Opposing Role of Trust as a Modifier of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in an Indigenous Population. Vaccines. 2022; 10(6):968. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10060968

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