Social trauma as a contributory factor in Filipino's vaccine hesitancy.J Public Health (Oxf). 2021 Dec 10; 43(4):e745-e746.JP
Despite of the Government's effort to persuade the public to participate in its vaccination program against COVID-19, vaccine hesitancy remains to be a big challenge in the Philippines. While various efforts were undertaken to promote the safety and efficacy of vaccines against COVID-19, it is imperative that the Philippine government considers social traumas as a factor in vaccine hesitancy. This study proposes Judith Herman's stages of trauma recovery as a possible framework that could be utilize by the government in its drive to increase public trust.