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New Report: Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccine studies

New Report: Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccine studies

NIHR CRN East Midlands and the University of Leicester’s Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health are working together on a project to understand more about attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine research amongst people from ethnic minority and vulnerable communities.

Initial work has included a series of focus groups and interviews to understand more about the potential barriers to participation in vaccine research. A summary report analysing responses and exploring differences in attitudes across different communities can be found via the link below.

The findings outlined in this report are being used to develop a survey, which will be distributed across the East Midlands region. This survey aims to build on the initial responses and provide more people from BAME communities with an opportunity to share their attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine research.

At the conclusion of the survey the responses will be analysed in detail, with the key themes and messages used to create communications content designed to encourage greater participation in vaccine research. This is an important area of work which seeks to ensure that COVID vaccine trials are inclusive of all of the communities within our region.

Download the report via the Centre for BME Health website. (If you are unable to access the report, please contact crneastmidlands@nihr.ac.uk to request it in a different format.