The complex, multiple factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and scepticism among UK South Asian communities mean ‘quick fix’ solutions to increase uptake of the vaccines will be ineffective, according to new research published by JRSM Open. The researchers, from Imperial College London and City University of London, interviewed patients and healthcare professionals to explore views among South Asians on the COVID-19 vaccine, including their decision-making on whether or not to vaccinate. Dr Raj Chandok, lead author of the study and a GP working in Southall, London, said: “Before COVID-19, the relationship of all our participants with vaccines seems to have been easy and unproblematic. However, in the COVID-19 era, it was clear from the outset that their concerns and hesitancies were specific to these particular vaccines.” View More