2016 Study: Healthcare Workers in Croatia, France, Greece and Romania Mistrust New Vaccines

In 2016 researchers in Europe interviewed 65 healthcare workers (HCWs) about vaccine hesitancy.

“The results revealed that vaccine hesitancy is present in all four countries among vaccine providers. The most important concern across all countries was the fear of vaccine side effects. New vaccines were singled out due to perceived lack of testing for vaccine safety and efficacy. Furthermore, while high trust in health authorities was expressed by HCWs, there was also strong mistrust of pharmaceutical companies due to perceived financial interests and lack of communication about side effects.”