publication . Article . 2021

Acceptability of COVID-19 Certificates: A Qualitative Study in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2020

Vanessa Fargnoli; Mayssam Nehme; Idris Guessous; Claudine Burton-Jeangros;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2021
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<jats:p>Immunity certificates related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been under discussion since the beginning of the pandemic with conflicting opinions. In order to identify arguments in favor of and against the possible implementation of documents certifying immunity of an individual based on serological testing, we developed a qualitative study in Geneva, Switzerland. The study took place between two lockdowns with a sense of semi-normalcy during summer 2020 in Switzerland but at a time when no vaccine was available and seroprevalence was below 21%. Eleven focus groups with members of the public and 14 semi-structured int...
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free text keywords: Immunity certificates, COVID-19, Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology, Social acceptability, Qualitative study, Public health policy, immunity certificates, COVID-19, anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology, social acceptability, qualitative study, public health policy, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health, Original Research, ddc:301, ddc:613
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