CPHA Canvax

Understanding Acceptance and Uptake

Vaccine acceptance and uptake are influenced by a variety of complex and multidimensional factors. While the terms “vaccine acceptance” and “vaccine uptake” may appear to be similar in definition, acceptance does not always equate uptake, as there may be situations where vaccine uptake is high but acceptance is low. Understanding the complexity of factors that influence vaccine acceptance and uptake will contribute to better improving vaccine coverage.  


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Last Reviewed: January 22, 2019