The Status of Covid-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Two Years after the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines

Raphael Abolasom Kumah *

Ghana Health Service, Bono Regional Hospital, Sunyani, Ghana.

Abdul-Mumin Amankwa

College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Nalerigu, Ghana.

Abdul-Wadudu Faridu

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University for Development Studies, Ghana.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Two years have passed since the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the roll-out of vaccines, the hope for a return to normalcy has been rekindled. However, vaccine hesitancy remains a challenge in many parts of the world, as some individuals remain skeptical about the safety of the vaccines. A far-flung of literature reviewed indicates that, vaccines are essential in disease prevention, yet, elements within populations are still hesitant for some, due to the lack of confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccines, and some, for religious beliefs among others to accept COVID-19 vaccines. Although, COVID-19 as declared by the World Health Organisation is no more a pandemic, the refusal to accept the vaccines could once again jeopardize our health system if another pandemic hit us. This paper examines whether vaccine hesitancy has changed two years after the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines.

Keywords: COVID-19, vaccine, hesitancy, acceptance

How to Cite

Kumah , Raphael Abolasom, Abdul-Mumin Amankwa, and Abdul-Wadudu Faridu. 2023. “The Status of Covid-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Two Years After the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines”. Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health 6 (1):293-96.


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