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Ghadir Fakhri Al Jayyousi, Speaker at Immunology Conferences
Qatar University, Qatar
Title : Factors influencing public attitudes towards COVID 19 vaccination A scoping review Informed by the cocio ecological model


Major hindrances to getting a COVID-19 vaccine include vaccine hesitancy, skepticism, refusal, and anti-vaccine movements. Several studies have been conducted on attitudes of the public towards COVID-19 vaccines and the potential influencing factors. The purpose of this scoping review is to summarize the data available on the various factors influencing public attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination. This scoping review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) Statement. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central were searched without restrictions to reclaim all publications on the factors that shape individuals’ attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines from 1 January 2020 to 15 February 2021. Fifty studies were included. The scoping review revealed that the factors influencing public attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines were embedded within the different levels of the socio-ecological model. These factors included the sociodemographic characteristics of the individuals, individual factors, social and organizational factors. In addition, certain characteristics of COVID-19 vaccines themselves influenced public attitudes towards accepting the vaccines. Understanding various population needs and the factors shaping public attitudes towards the vaccines would support planning for evidence-based multilevel interventions in order to enhance global vaccine uptake.


Ghadir Fakhri Al-Jayyousi is an Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion in the Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences at Qatar University. Dr. Al-Jayyousi earned her Ph.D. in Health Education from Kansas State University, USA. She had MS in Community Health from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, USA and BSc in Medical and Biological Analysis from the University of Jordan. Her research focuses on social determinants of health, including sociocultural and environmental factors that influence health behaviors, interdisciplinary research, family and health, women’s health, and public health practice. Another area of research interest is diabetes education.