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Volume: 21 Issue: 8 August 2023



Solid-Organ Transplant Recipient Attitudes Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines: Comment

Dear Editor:

We would like to share ideas on the recent study titled, “Solid-Organ Transplant Recipient Attitudes Regarding COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccines.”1 The factors that might be connected to the observed attitude pattern were discussed by Jackson and associates. We both agree that surveys of attitudes can yield important information for upcoming vaccine planning. The findings of the study can only provide a cross-sectional view, and it is vital to remember that. As the situation changes, the observation might also change. For instance, during the initial stages of COVID-19 outbreaks, practitioners frequently lacked the necessary knowledge.2 The unfavorable attitude may be related to the poor knowledge during the early stages of the pandemic. The hesitation issue with vaccinations occurred when there was little information available during the early introduction. However, a shift in attitude might be seen when there is fresh information. As a result, opinions on the COVID-19 vaccine evolve over time. The pattern of hesitation over time can be impacted by the new vaccine, new pathogen variations, and changing vaccination regulations.2 A system of continual education may be an effective tactic given how quickly things change.


  1. Jackson RC, Halim A, Lominadze Z, Timofte I, Shetty K. Solid-organ transplant recipient attitudes regarding COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines. Exp Clin Transplant. doi:10.6002/ect.2022.0246
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  2. Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Hésitation et facteurs associés à l’acceptation ou au refus de la vaccination contre la COVID-19: correspondance [Hesitation and factors associated with acceptance or refusal for COVID-19 vaccination: Correspondence]. Rev Fr Allergol (2009). 2023;63(1):103261. doi:10.1016/j.reval.2022.10.005
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Volume : 21
Issue : 8
Pages : 709 - 709
DOI : 10.6002/ect.2023.0023


From the 1Private Academic Consultant, Samraong, Cambodia; and the 2Honorary Professor, Dr DY Patil Vidhyapeeth, Pune, India
Acknowledgements: The authors have not received any funding or grants in support of the presented research or for the preparation of this work and have no declarations of potential conflicts of interest.
Corresponding author: Amnuay Kleebayoon, Private Academic Consultant, Samraong, Cambodia