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Illustration for news: Acceptance of Vaccination Associated with Lower Social Media Use and Higher Trust in Government

Acceptance of Vaccination Associated with Lower Social Media Use and Higher Trust in Government

Vaccination is generally considered an essential tool for curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Russia was one of the first countries to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 and launched an immunisation campaign in 2021, its vaccination rates remained low for a long time. By October 2021, only 36% of Russian adults were vaccinated, many of whom were compelled by their employers to do so. Having examined the factors contributing to low trust in vaccination among Russians, HSE economists suggest measures to improve vaccination uptake. The paper is published in Vaccine.

Illustration for news: HSE University Resumes Student Academic Mobility

HSE University Resumes Student Academic Mobility

The restrictions were introduced in March as one of the measures aimed at preventing coronavirus infections from spreading.