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2022 May 29

Ann Behav Med

Do Side Effects to the Primary COVID-19 Vaccine Reduce Intentions for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster?


Geers AL, Clemens KS, Colagiuri B, Jason E, Colloca L, Webster R, Vase L, Seig M, Faasse K
Ann Behav Med. 2022 May 29.
PMID: 35640203.


Vaccines are being administered worldwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine boosters are essential for maintaining immunity and protecting against virus variants. The side effects of the primary COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., headache, nausea), however, could reduce intentions to repeat the vaccination experience, thereby hindering global inoculation efforts.