Prior Experiences Shape Expectations of COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Effects

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About The Study: In this study of 1,678 participants, expectations of low benefit and high adverse effects, the tendency to catastrophize instead of normalize benign bodily sensations, and prior negative experiences were associated with COVID-19 vaccination adverse effects. Clinician-patient interactions and public vaccine campaigns may both benefit from these insights by optimizing and contextualizing information provided about COVID-19 vaccines.

Authors: Ingmar Schafer, Ph.D., of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, is the corresponding author.

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