Survey Shows Low COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Hong Kong
(From left) Professor Paul CHAN, Professor Eliza WONG and Professor Martin WONG
A survey by CU Medicine shows the overall COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rate for Hong Kong adults was 37%, which is far lower than that of other countries (around 60 – 90%). Results also show that Government recommendation is the strongest driving force for acceptance. To enhance confidence in and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine, Health Belief Model should be adopted to customise COVID-19 vaccine promotion and education for different groups. Hong Kong should set a goal of vaccine coverage of at least 70% through informed, voluntary vaccination for herd immunity protection.
The findings have been presented in Vaccine.