Year of Publication
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Dr. Erin Haynes
Dr. Heather Bush
Dr. Anna Hoover
The COVID-19 pandemic provided unprecedented vaccine development and deployment. Educators were among the first non-healthcare occupations to become eligible for the vaccine, and were an early predictor of vaccine hesitancy especially among educated females. By the spring of 2021, 87% of teachers had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Among those who expressed hesitancy, no defining demographic factors were found. Those who expressed hesitancy commonly cited a rushed vaccine development process and fear of long term side effects as reasons against vaccination.
O'Brien, Jenifer, "COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance, Hesitancy, and Refusal among Educators in Spring of 2021" (2023). Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.). 396.