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Text reminders could increase vaccine uptake by 26 percent
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Text reminders could increase vaccine uptake by 26 percent

Text message reminders could boost Covid-19 vaccine uptake by as much as 26%, according to research published in Nature on Monday. Researchers at UCLA and Carnegie Mellon University in the US conducting two randomised controlled trials involving 100,000 patients found simple texts successfully boosted vaccine appointments by as much as 84% and actual vaccinations by as much as 26%. Including ownership language in the form of phrases such as the vaccine has just been made available to you and claim your dose today further increased appointment and vaccination rates at UCLA Health by 1.51 and 1.09 percentage points respectively. The effect held across all demographic groups, including those who had recorded high levels of vaccine hesitancy. In England, research indicates that young peop...