Abstract Objectives To explore the associations between vaccine hesitancy and demographic and socio-economic characteristics, as well as perspective towards the COVID-19 and its vaccines. Methods Data were collected through four online surveys on Israel’s representative sample in March (3/2 to 3/7, n = 1517), August (8/10–8/11, n = 925; 8/18–8/22, n = 1054), and September (9/22-9/24; n=1406), 2021. We employ a […]
Tag: vaccine hesitancy
‘People Feel Protected’: Why Are 1 Million Israelis Not Getting the Booster Shot? (Links to an external site)
Haaretz interviewed Dr. Oren Heller, SPI research associate, about hesitancy in Israel to get the COVID-19 booster shot.
“It’s not burning anymore”: what motivates a million Israelis who refuse a third vaccine (Links to an external site)
Haaretz cites an SPI survey explaining why many Israeli citizens are not receiving the COVID-19 booster shot.
What we can learn from Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination of children (Links to an external site)
As many parents are still unsure whether or not to immunize their children against COVID-19, regardless of whether they themselves have received the shot, Oren Heller, Yaniv Shlomo, and Michal Grinstein-Weiss discuss the need for increased governmental transparency to increase the number of vaccinated children.
Vaccine hesitance during COVID-19
As rates of vaccination have slowed, concerns are growing about how to increase vaccine uptake among those who are vaccine hesitant, particularly with the emergence of new and contagious variants such as Delta. Using our national Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Survey, we examine the predictors of vaccine hesitance in the U.S. and report on findings […]
Confessions of a COVID-19 analyst: Unsure whether to vaccinate my kids (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post discusses SPI findings about the harmful effects of quarantine on children as an argument for vaccinating kids
Israel approves vaccines for kids 5-11, will parents give kids the jab? (Links to an external site)
World Israel News shares SPI’s findings that only 37% of Israeli parents were likely to vaccinate their kids in light of Israel’s approval of the vaccine for children.
Israel greenlights COVID vaccines for kids aged 5-11 (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post shared SPI findings on parents’ willingness to vaccinate their kids after Israel approved the vaccine for children.
Following the experts’ decision: the parents who vaccinated their children against Corona – and those who will not be in a hurry to do so (Links to an external site)
Walla News discusses the new SPI survey of Israeli parents’ likeliness to vaccinate their kids led by Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI. The survey found that 40% of parents were unwilling to give their children the shot.
The COVID-19 parent trap: To vax your kids or not? (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post interviewed Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, to discuss the results of the SPI survey examining parents’ likelihood to vaccinate their children.
Towards a decision: Ministry of Health experts discuss a corona vaccine for children (Links to an external site)
Walla News discussed recent SPI findings which showed that, of 900 Israeli families, 40% were unwilling to vaccinate their children, with many citing fear that the vaccine would harm child development.
Opinion – The government wants to defeat the corona? Stop hiding information from the public (Links to an external site)
The Marker interviewed Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, on government mistrust and vaccine hesitancy.
Promoting Childhood Vaccination During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As schools start back up, many parents are concerned about the health effects of COVID-19 in children. However, childhood diseases beyond COVID-19 are still threats to children’s well-being. In the early stages of the pandemic, there was a large decrease in childhood vaccination rates for diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, measles and mumps.
The game is not yet over, and vaccines still matter: Lessons from a study on Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination (Links to an external site)
In a new SPI study released through Brookings, researchers aimed to better understand vaccine hesitancy in Israel by examining demographic and socioeconomic factors correlating to vaccination.
Why are 11% of Israelis still not vaccinated?
A new nationally representative survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis (SPI) indicates that among the 11% of Israelis who are not vaccinated, 75% do not plan to get vaccinated.
Who are the Israelis who have not been vaccinated yet – and is there a chance that we will be vaccinated soon? (Links to an external site)
The Marker discussed SPI findings of vaccination rates in Israel, which also looked at motivations behind not receiving the vaccine. Of the 11% that have not been vaccinated at all, the majority do not intend to receive the vaccination.
After about 13 months of part-time studies, the education system will fully open tomorrow (Links to an external site)
Haaretz discusses findings by Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, as well as IDC Herzliya, and Rami Benvenisti of Hebrew University that one in five Israeli children currently show signs of anxiety as schools resume to full in-person learning.
Coronavirus: To vaccinate or not vaccinate children? (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem post covered SPI research findings that less than half of vaccinated parents will also vaccinate their children. Israel is likely to be the first country to grapple with the ethics of whether vaccinating children to achieve herd immunity is worth the risk.
Israel’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Is Slowing at a Critical Moment. That’s a Warning for the Rest of Us (Links to an external site)
What does vaccine hesitancy in Israel mean for the United States? Michal Grinstein-Weiss was interviewed by The Times on SPI’s Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 survey and how vaccine hesitancy in minority populations in Israel reflect many of the same characteristics of minority groups in the United States.
Israelis Flocked to Get the COVID Vaccine, but Will They Vaccinate Their Children Too? (Links to an external site)
Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are in advanced stages of trials for under-16s, and Israel’s coronavirus vaccination drive is set to expand. But recent SPI data indicates that parents may be less willing to get their children inoculated.
Fear of safety and mistrust cause vaccine hesitancy in Israel
SPI asked respondents about their inclination to get a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as their perspectives toward the vaccine and pandemic overall. The results indicate certain religious groups are more hesitant to receive the vaccine than others, though the reasoning differs.