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VaXWNY Research Consortium Guide: Second Dose Hesitancy Analysis

This Guide is meant to suggest and provide access to resources aligned with the research areas being explored for the VaX WNY Research Consortium.
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2022 10:12 AM

Second Dose Hesitancy Analysis

The vaccines that are currently approved require a two dose regime to meet the efficacy established in clinical trials for Emergency Use Authorization. Following the initial dose of vaccine, individuals may not return to receive the second dose for a variety of reasons. The factors that influence this decision must be understood to remove obstacles that may decrease heard immunity. The student will perform an analysis as directed by the supervisor and develop recommendations and solutions.

Information on these topics is likely to change often. It will be updated frequently, but be advised checking directly with state websites for the most recent information.


Research Literature

Statistics & Data

Comprehensive Statistical Databases (UB only)

Selected Statistical Resources (a complete list may be found here: Social Work - Statistics & Data)  

Housing Statistics  

Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Data

The Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) is an online data submission tool for reporting to HUD. publishes data on the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).

State of the Nation's Housing

This report is produced annually by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University. Informative tables and figures are included.

Poverty Statistics

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)-Columbia University

State profiles, data tools and more are available.

Poverty-U.S. Census Bureau

This page is a gateway to poverty data collected by the Census Bureau, and includes  reports, facts about how poverty is measured by the Census Bureau, poverty measurement studies, and more.

Poverty & Equity Data

Regional and country dashboards displaying latest data and trends in poverty and inequality. Produced by the World Bank.

Health and Mental Health Statistics 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Data & Statistics

Data and Statistics are linked by topics which include statistics on aging, asthma, cancer HIV/AIDS and many more topics

Kaiser Family Foundation

The foundation focuses on major health issues and is a non-partisan source of facts, statistics and reports.

National Institute of Mental Health

Statistics on this site include numbers on prevalence by specific mental disorder and age group,  suicide rates, and figures on the costs involved in mental illness. 

Office of Minority Health Data/Statistics-Department of Health and Human Services

Statistical health profiles of racial and ethnic populations in the United States.

World Health Organization-Global Health Observatory

This portal provides access to data and reports by country, topic, etc.

Data Sources 


ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. (University at Michigan)


The GSS contains a standard core of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Among the topics covered are civil liberties, crime and violence, intergroup tolerance, morality, national spending priorities, psychological well-being, social mobility, and stress and traumatic events. (University of Chicago) 


Molly Maloney, Pharmacy Liaison Librarian

Amanda McCormick, Interim Liaison Librarian to the School of Social Work

Michelle Zafron, Liaison Librarian to the School of Public Health

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Not a Member of the UB Community?

VaX WNY is partnered with many higher education institutions across Western New York including the University at Buffalo. While many of the resources on this guide are open to the public, some are only for UB students, faculty and staff. If you are a member of one of the other partner schools, be sure to check out their resources as well!