The U.S. funded studies to learn how to persuade its’ citizens to get vaccinated.

  1. Study: Persuasion in Medicine: Experimental Evidence on Sender and Signal Effects (began in December 2019)
  2. Study: Use of Construal Level Theory to Inform Messaging to Increase Vaccination Against COVID-19
  3. Study: Emails Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers
  4. Study: SCALE-UP Utah: Community-Academic Partnership to Address COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among Utah Community Health Centers
  5. Study: Community Developed Technology-Based Messaging to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among People Who Inject Drugs
  6. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging, Part 1 July 2020, before we had an authorized vaccine.
  7. Study: Covid-19 Messaging to Underserved Communities – 2nd Experiment
  8. Study: The Impact of Theory-based Messaging on Covid-19 Vaccination Intentions
  9. Study: Getting Asian Americans INFORMED to Facilitate COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination (INFORMED)
  10. Study: Text Message Nudges for COVID-19 Vaccination
  11. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Text Outreach
  12. Study: COVID-19 Health Messaging to Underserved Communities
  13. Study: VEText Message Framing and Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake Among at Risk Veterans (VEText)
  14. Study: Enabling Family Physicians to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy and Increase Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake
  15. Study: Improving COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Nursing Homes
  16. Study: Exploring Vaccine Confidence and Uptake of Potential COVID-19 Vaccines
  17. Study: Does Framing and Humor Improve the Effectiveness of Messages About COVID-19 Vaccine
  18. Study: Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
  19. Study: COVID-19 Vaccination Take-Up
  20. Study: Getting to Yes, Michigan! (G2YMI)
  21. Study: Supporting Audit and Feedback to Encourage Vaccine Uptake
  22. Study: Increasing COVID-19, Influenza, and Pneumonia Vaccine Uptake
  23. Study: COVID-19 Vaccination Take-Up
  24. Study: Views on COVID-19 and Vaccination
  25. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among African Americans
  26. Study: Increasing Vaccine Uptake in Underresourced Public Housing Areas
  27. Study: Clinic-based HPV and COVID-19 Vaccine Promoting Intervention for AfAm Adolescents in Alabama
  28. Study: Exploring Changes in COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions by Prompting Altruistic Motives Using a Video Intervention
  29. Study: Using Text Messages to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake
  30. Study: COVID-2019 Testing and Vaccination Among African American and Latinx Public Housing Residents
  31. Study: Project 2VIDA! COVID-19 Vaccine Intervention Delivery for Adults in Southern California (2VIDA!)
  32. Study: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination in Cancer Patients
  33. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Education at the Point of Testing to Increase Vaccine Uptake in Vulnerable Communities in SE Louisiana
  34. Study: Developing and Testing a COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Intervention (CoVAcS)
  35. Study: The Future of Viral Communications: Video-Based Health Promotion Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccinations
  36. Study: Building Resiliency and Vital Equity (BRAVE) Project: Understanding Native Americans’ Perceptions/Beliefs About COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Study (BRAVE)
  37. Study: Intervention to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination
  38. Study: COVID-19: Healthy Oregon (Oregon Saludable): Together We Can (Juntos Podemos) (OSJP)
  39. Study: COVID-19: Healthy Oregon (Oregon Saludable): Together We Can (Juntos Podemos) Phase II (OSJP)
  40. Study: Parental Perception of COVID 19 Vaccine in Technology Dependent Patients
  41. Study: Determinants of Obtaining Covid Vaccination Among Health Care Workers
  42. Study: Community-Engaged Bidirectional Pandemic Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication With COVID-19 Vaccine Messages to Minority Populations (CERC)
  43. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Among Pregnant Women and Mothers (VCCOVID)

They also focused money and efforts on studies to convince us to comply with the protocols. (Note that there are more studies than this…)

  1. Study: Brief Informational Intervention for COVID-19 Misinformation Prophylaxis
  2. Study: Behavior Change in Context to Contain the Spread of COVID-19
  3. Study: Community Network-driven COVID-19 Testing of Vulnerable Populations in the Central US (C3)
  4. Study: COVID-19 Health Messaging Efficacy and Its Impact on Public Perception, Anxiety, and Behavior
  5. Study: Use of Behavioral Economics in Repeat SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Antibody Testing in Disadvantaged Communities
  6. Study: Social Media and COVID-19
  7. Study: Feasibility of Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Disadvantaged Populations
  8. Study: Stay Well at Home: a Text-messaging Study Social Distancing
  9. Study: The Doctors for Coronavirus Prevention Project Thanksgiving / Christmas Messaging Campaign
  10. Study: Supporting the Health and Well-being of Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disability During COVID-19 Pandemic
  11. Study: Dulce Digital-COVID Aware (DD-CA) Discharge Texting Platform for US/Mexico Border Hispanics With Diabetes + COVID-19
  12. Study: A Nurse-Community Health Worker-Family Partnership Model: Addressing Uptake of COVID-19 Testing and Control Measures
  13. Study: Culturally-Targeted COVID-19 Communication and SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing Evaluation and Uptake
  14. Study: Leveraging CHWs to Improve COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Among CJIs Accessing a Corrections-focused CBO
  15. Study: Novelty, Conformity and Trust in Vaccines

Some other countries performed similar studies, but not as many as the United States. (note that the majority are funded by the U.S.)

  1. Study: mHealth Intervention for Increasing COVID-19 Prevention Practices With Urban Refugee and Displaced Youth in Uganda
  2. Study: WhatsApp in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  3. Study: Role of mHealth-based Interventions Including Social Media to Improve Childhood Immunization Coverage During COVID 19 Pandemic in Pakistan: Qualitative Study
  4. Study: Africa COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy (ACHES)
  5. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Rheumatic Diseases Patients
  6. Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Dental Faculty Staff Members in Egypt
  7. Study: Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy (VH) And Vaccine Refusal (VR): Its’ Correlation Factors and an Educational Intervention Programme
  8. Study: The Impact of a Chatbot on COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions and Intentions in ESPERES Cohort (ESPERES-COVID-19-CHATBOT)
  9. Study: Role of mHealth-based Interventions Including Social Media to Improve Childhood Immunization Coverage During COVID 19 Pandemic in Pakistan: Qualitative Study