PUBLI : Corinne Longchamps et al., « COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among persons living in homeless shelters in France », Vaccine, vol. 39, n° 25, 2021

Abstract

COVID-19 vaccine hesi­tancy is frequent and can consti­tute a barrier to the disse­mi­na­tion of vaccines once they are avai­lable. Unequal access to vaccines may also contri­bute to socioe­co­nomic inequa­li­ties with regard to COVID-19. We studied vaccine hesi­tancy among persons living in home­less shel­ters in France between May and June 2020 (n = 235). Overall, 40.9% of study parti­ci­pants reported vaccine hesi­tancy, which is compa­rable to general popu­la­tion trends in France. In multi­va­riate regres­sion models, factors asso­ciated with vaccine hesi­tancy are : being a woman (OR = 2.55 ; 95% CI 1.40–4.74), living with a partner (OR = 2.48, 95% CI 1.17–5.41), no legal resi­dence in France (OR = 0.51, 95% CI 0.27–0.92), and health lite­racy (OR = 0.38, 95% CI 0.21, 0.68). Our results suggest that trends in vaccine hesi­tancy and asso­ciated factors are similar among home­less persons as in the general popu­la­tion. Disse­mi­na­tion of infor­ma­tion on vaccine risks and bene­fits needs to be adapted to persons who expe­rience severe disadvantage.

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