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Sources of vaccine information may have role in decreasing hesitancy among healthcare workers in UK toward receiving COVID-19 regularly
  1. Suman Pal
  1. Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suman Pal, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87001, USA; spal{at}

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Commentary on: Veli N, Martin CA, Woolf K, Nazareth J, Pan D, Al-Oraibi A, Baggaley RF, Bryant L, Nellums LB, Gray LJ, Khunti K, Pareek M; UK-REACH Study Collaborative Group. Hesitancy for receiving regular SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in UK healthcare workers: a cross-sectional analysis from the UK-REACH study. BMC Med. 2022 Oct 10;20(1):386. doi: 10.1186/s12916-022-02588-7.

Implications for practice and research

  • Understanding the sources of information as drivers of acceptance toward a regular COVID-19 vaccine could allow for targeted messaging to improve uptake.

  • Further research is needed to assess if the trends in intended hesitancy toward potential regular vaccines translates to vaccination behaviour.


Mass vaccination against COVID-19 has been one of the key measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. Initial vaccines have been highly efficacious in reducing infection prevalence and mortality. However, the emergence of variant strains and waning of immunity from initial vaccination has necessitated the administration of booster vaccines …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.