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Table 3 COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among 121 primary immunodeficiency patients in Canada

From: Understanding attitudes and obstacles to vaccination against COVID-19 in patients with primary immunodeficiency

Reason for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Percentage (%) Responses
Not sure of benefit and immune response given underlying immunodeficiency 56.2 68
Concerned about long-term side-effects that are yet to be uncovered 50.4 61
History of allergies and afraid of reacting to the vaccine 32.2 39
Not confident in the vaccine as it is too new and the process feels rushed 30.6 37
Plan to wait for more data being available on effectiveness and side-effects 22.3 27
Skeptical of the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine 16.5 20
Skeptical of the medical system and the data regarding these vaccines 14.9 18
Already have or think I have contracted COVID-19 5.0 6
Do not want to get vaccinated 2.5 3
Do not believe in vaccination 1.7 2
Other (please specify)* 31.4 38
  1. Data from COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Survey in Primary Immunodeficiency Patients, March 24 to April 7, 2021
  2. *Other reasons specified were mainly related to past experiences of allergic or adverse reactions to other vaccines; underlying immune/antibody deficiency; and lack of data on vaccine effects in people with primary immunodeficiency disorders or other health conditions