COVID-19 vaccine development should have been the “light at the end of the tunnel.” However, antivaccinations attitudes and hesitation are common,
1even among older adults. Such hesitancy has been positively associated with depression, potentially due to concerns about vaccine side-effects.
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Lessons learned from frontline skilled nursing facility staff regarding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021; 69: 1140-1146https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17136
2We tested the association between depression and vaccine side-effects in older adults, and hypothesized that, like physical illness,
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- Ben-David B
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No psychological vaccination: vaccine hesitancy is associated with negative psychiatric outcomes among Israelis who received COVID-19 vaccination.
J Affect Disord. 2021; 287: 352-353
3depression should increase with each additional side-effect.
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- Woods RL
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Patterns of association between depressive symptoms and chronic medical morbidities in older adults.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020; 68: 1834-1841
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Published online: September 30, 2021
Accepted: September 22, 2021
Received in revised form: September 12, 2021
Received: June 24, 2021
This research was supported by an internal grant awarded to MB by his university.
The data have not been previously presented orally or by poster at scientific meetings.
© 2021 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.