Risk of disease and willingness to vaccinate in the United States: A population-based survey

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Research Article
Risk of disease and willingness to vaccinate in the United States: A population-based survey
Vaccination complacency occurs when perceived risks of vaccine-preventable diseases are sufficiently low so that vaccination is no longer perceived as a necessary precaution. Disease outbreaks can once again increase perceptions of risk, thereby decrease vaccine complacency, and in turn decrease vaccine hesitancy. It is not well understood, however, how change in perceived risk translates into change in vaccine hesitancy. We advance the concept of vaccine propensity, which relates a change in willingness to vaccinate with a change in perceived risk of infection—holding fixed other considerations such as vaccine confidence and convenience.
Bert Baumgaertner, Benjamin J. Ridenhour, Florian Justwan, Juliet E. Carlisle, Craig R. Miller
| published 15 Oct 2020 PLOS Medicine
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003354