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Table 3 Reasons for vaccine acceptance & refusal

From: Limits of the social-benefit motive among high-risk patients: a field experiment on influenza vaccination behaviour

Acceptance (n = 85) Refusal (n = 137)
Self-protection 57 (67.1%) Self-confidence 36 (26.3%)
Recommendation 7 (8.2%) Current-conditions 36 (26.3%)
Others’-protection* 4 (4.7%) Vaccine mistrust 21 (15.3%)
Being in risk group 3 (3.5%) Inexperience 19 (13.9%)
Other or no reason 14 (16.5%) Other or no reason 25 (18.3%)
  1. * Including “protection of self and others”