This database contains a brief overview of 194 systematic reviews on the acceptability and uptake of vaccines for children, young people and adults, published between 2010 and 2020*. It provides the user with information about the broad scope of the reviews, in terms of their overall aims and vaccine and population focus.
Review publication has grown steadily between 2010 (n=11) and 2019 (n=37), with many newer reviews investigating the implementation or effectiveness of intervention strategies seeking to increase vaccine uptake. The population focus of reviews span the life-course to include studies of children (n=52), adolescent (n=68) and adults (n=69). The focus of reviews varies considerably from Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination targeting adolescents (n=46) to pertussis vaccines for pregnant women (n=1). Of the 40 reviews focused specifically on the uptake and/or acceptability flu vaccines the population focus ranged from the perspectives of parents, healthcare workers, to the general public and other population groups (e.g. carers, migrants, men/women).
*Footnote, searches were undertaken in January 2020. We are aware of a further six reviews of intervention effectiveness published during 2020, and these are listed under the section on 'Review scope'.
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How to cite: Dickson K, Stansfield C, Kwan I, Khatwa M (2021) Acceptability and uptake of vaccines: Rapid map of systematic reviews. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.