Seniors not keen on jab tend to have less education, social contact

Seniors who are less educated and have less social contact are more likely to be holding off on the Covid-19 vaccine. This was one of the findings from a recent study by the SMU Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA). The study also found that those who did not wish to get vaccinated were the least trusting of all sources of information on Covid-19. However, they were more likely to trust family members over the Government or media sources. Noting this, the researchers suggested that the authorities attempt to encourage seniors who are unwilling to get vaccinated by reaching out to their younger relatives. The study's lead author Micah Tan, Research Associate at ROSA said that government initiatives should focus on assuring individuals that the vaccines are effective and do not pose a significant risk to their health.

The Straits Times