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This systematic literature review explores vaccine hesitancy: people’s delay or refusal to get vaccinated although vaccination is available. Vaccine hesitancy is a topic which has been gaining attention in the past few years as more people are choosing to not be vaccinated or get their children vaccinated. By refusing vaccination, not only are they at risk, but it becomes a matter of public health risk. Along with this, it has become a more prevalent problem with regards to the COVID pandemic and vaccine. I will be analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data surrounding various diseases over time, to aim to find the underlying reasons for vaccine hesitancy, establish whether there is an ultimate cause, and propose methods which can be used to combat fear or distrust in vaccinations.



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Vaccine Hesitancy: Causation and Impact