Factors associated with the opposition to COVID-19 vaccination certificates: A multi-country observational study from Asia

Sarin KC, Dian Faradiba, Manit Sittimart, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Aparna Ananthakrishnan, Chayapat Rachatan, Saudamini Dabak, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Anna Melissa Guerrero, Auliya Suwantika, Gagandeep Kang, Jeonghoon Ahn, Li Yang Hsu, Mayfong Mayxay, Natasha Howard, Parinda Wattanasri, Ryota Nakamura, Tarun K. George, Yot Teerawattananon

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Original languageEnglish
Article number102358
JournalTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022

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Funding Information:
This study was primarily funded by the Royal Thai government through the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). Funds from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore through its departmental Research Fund, were used to field the surveys in Japan and India, respectively.We would like to thank Michiko Nagashima-Hayashi from the National University of Singapore (NUS) for assisting with data collection and convening stakeholder meeting in Singapore. Further thanks to the Advisory Group (AG) members of CORESIA for providing their time and intellectual comments to the overall CORESIA work. AG members include Dr. Go Tanaka, (Japan International Cooperation Agency: JICA), Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (The National Commission of Health Services for Senior Officials, Vietnam), Prof. T Sundararaman (People's Health Movement, India), Prof. George Gao (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China), Dr. Suwit Wibulpolprasert (Ministry of Public Health, Thailand), Dr. Renu Garg (World Health Organisation: WHO, Thailand), Dr. Pushpa Wijesinghe (WHO SEARO), Prof. Derrick Heng (Ministry of Health, Singapore), Prof. David Heymann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom), Dr. Sihasak Phuanketkeow (Former Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand), Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi (Former Secretary-General of UN Conference of Trade and Development: UNCTAD), and Dr Kalaiarasu Peariasamy (Ministry of Health, Malaysia). We extend our thanks to Dir Frances Mamaril and Dir Beverly Ho from the Department of Health, Philippines, for supporting the conduct of the public survey in the Philippines. In addition, we would also like to thank the Health System Research Institute (HSRI), Thailand, for supporting the work related to infectious disease control including this project.


  • COVID-19
  • Cross-border travel
  • Immunity certificate
  • Regional collaboration
  • Vaccination certificate
  • Vaccination passport

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