Factors such as race, political affiliation and income played a greater role than disease-related attributes in vaccine hesitancy of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a presentation at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.

“Successful recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic relies on widespread vaccine acceptance. While uptake has improved over recent months, hesitancy and skepticism persist, including in populations who could most benefit from vaccination, such as the elderly, chronically ill or those on immunosuppressants,” Zoya Grigoryan, MD, internal medicine

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