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Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy linked to childhood trauma

Business Insider | 02/02/2022 06:15 PM | Click to read full article

Reluctance or refusal to get vaccinated for COVID-19 infection may be associated with traumatic events in childhood, such as neglect, domestic violence, or substance misuse in the family, a study suggests.

The researchers from Bangor University, UK, and colleagues analyzed whether childhood trauma might be linked to current levels of trust in health systems information, support for and compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, and intention to get vaccinated against the infection.