The role of religiosity in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

J Public Health (Oxf). 2021 Sep 22;43(3):e529-e530. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdab192.


With the surge of COVID-19 cases worldwide, it is essential that vaccination be prioritized to facilitate herd immunity. However, there is vaccine hesitancy reflected in religiosity. This correspondence aims to understand religiosity as a factor that plays a role in vaccination hesitancy. Medical and scientifically sound evidence is influenced by religious beliefs resulting in varied responses toward getting vaccinated such as vaccination hesitancy.

Keywords: COVID-19; religiosity; vaccine hesitancy.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • COVID-19*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Religion
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vaccines*


  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Vaccines