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Assessing the impact of COVID-19 passes and mandates on disease transmission, vaccination intention, and uptake : a scoping review
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PurposePolicymakers have struggled to maintain SARS-CoV-2 transmission at levels that are manageable to contain the COVID-19 disease burden while enabling a maximum of societal and economic activities. One of the tools that have been used to facilitate this is the so-called "COVID-19 pass". We aimed to document current evidence on the effectiveness of COVID-19 passes, distinguishing their indirect effects by improving vaccination intention and uptake from their direct effects on COVID-19 transmission measured by the incidence of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.MethodsWe performed a scoping review on the scientific literature of the proposed topic covering the period January 2021 to September 2022, in accordance with the PRISMA-ScR guidelines for scoping reviews.ResultsOut of a yield of 4,693 publications, 45 studies from multiple countries were retained for full-text review. The results suggest that implementing COVID-19 passes tends to reduce the incidence of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. The use of COVID-19 passes was also shown to improve overall vaccination uptake and intention, but not in people who hold strong anti-COVID-19 vaccine beliefs.ConclusionThe evidence from the literature we reviewed tends to indicate positive direct and indirect effects from the use of COVID-19 passes. A major limitation to establishing this firmly is the entanglement of individual effects of multiple measures being implemented simultaneously.
Language
English
Source (journal)
BMC public health. - London
Publication
London : Bmc , 2023
ISSN
1471-2458
DOI
10.1186/S12889-023-17203-4
Volume/pages
23 :1 (2023) , p. 1-12
Article Reference
2279
ISI
001107269300004
Pubmed ID
37978472
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 06.02.2024
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