Oftentimes, people are so accustomed to the current state of things or the status quo, such that it’s easier for them to keep postponing things, rather than put in effort for change or make certain decisions. Procrastination often stems from such a mindset.
5. Distrust in the vaccine
The emergence of reservations regarding the vaccine stems from a number of reasons. Some people are concerned about the speed with which the vaccines were developed, their effectiveness, side effects, or safety. Some individuals believe that the vaccine has some adverse side effects that would even result in infidelity, while other fears result from certain vaccines causing blood clots that may result in death. Such fears cause distrust towards the vaccine.
This natural behavioral barrier could emerge during many stages of the vaccination process, from booking the appointment to attending the first appointment to attending the second dose appointment or follow-up.
7. Complex Processes
Individuals prefer easy-to-handle situations and processes, especially when it comes to their health. If the process of registering for a vaccine, booking an appointment, or attending the said appointment is too complicated, people usually get easily discouraged and hence refrain from following through with such complex situations.
People normally prefer immediate gains or costs and find it quite a challenge to recognize and justify long-term results, even if the positives weigh more than the short-term costs.
Social meaning, which entails one’s status within their community or how they are perceived, plays a major role in making choices. A compelling motive is needed for people to do something, be it protecting other family members or returning to work.
The above barriers can easily be overcome
by dealing with each on an individual level and the most effective way to do this is by offering effective communication to the public, regarding COVID-19 and the vaccination programs and effectiveness of the same. For more information regarding this and other topics, stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter.