Heidi Larson is the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and author of Stuck, a book about how vaccine rumours start. New Scientist spoke to her about people’s hesitancy around the first covid-19 vaccines.
How willing are people to take a covid-19 vaccine?
We’ve been doing a lot of global surveys on willingness if a vaccine is approved as safe and effective. In the UK, the US and other countries, in May only 5 per cent said they would definitely not …