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Factors Influencing Decision Making Regarding the Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccination in Egypt: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban, Well-Educated Sample

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Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy III, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12-14, 89075 Ulm, Germany
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Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, University of Oxford Richard Doll Building, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
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Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo 11562, Egypt
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Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha 13511, Egypt
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Department of Community Medicine, Manipal University College Malaysia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Melaka 75150, Malaysia
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Department of Community Medicine, International Medical School, Management and Science University, Shah Alam 40100, Malaysia
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Global Public Health, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Petaling Jaya 46150, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Brian D. Poole
Vaccines 2022, 10(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010020
Received: 25 November 2021 / Revised: 19 December 2021 / Accepted: 21 December 2021 / Published: 24 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Factors Associated with Vaccine Hesitancy)
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the necessity to rapidly develop safe and effective vaccines to limit the spread of infections. Meanwhile, vaccine hesitancy is a significant barrier to community vaccination strategies. Methods: An internet-based cross-sectional survey was conducted from March to April 2021 during the start of the vaccination campaigns. Results: A total of 1009 subjects participated, and the mean age (±SD) was 29.11 ± 8.2 years. Among them, 68.8% believed that vaccination is an effective method to control the spread of the disease, 81.2% indicated acceptance of the vaccine, and 87.09% reported that their doctor’s recommendation was essential for decision making. After adjusting for socioeconomic characteristics, rural residency (AOR 1.783, 95%CI: 1.256–2.531), working a part-time job (AOR 2.535, 95%CI: 1.202–5.343) or a full-time job (AOR 1.951, 95%CI: 1.056–3.604), being a student (AOR 3.516, 95%CI: 1.805–6.852) and having a partner (AOR 1.457, 95%CI: 1.062–2.00) were significant predictors for higher vaccine acceptance among the study participants. Believing in the vaccine’s efficacy showed the strongest correlation with vaccine acceptance (Spearman’s r = 0.309, p < 0.001). Conclusions: Although general vaccine acceptance is high (32.85%) in participants in our study, gender and geographic disparities were observed in the investigated urban population of young, well-educated Egyptians. View Full-Text
Keywords: vaccine; COVID-19; Egypt; intention; accepting; factors vaccine; COVID-19; Egypt; intention; accepting; factors
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Elsayed, M.; El-Abasiri, R.A.; Dardeer, K.T.; Kamal, M.A.; Htay, M.N.N.; Abler, B.; Marzo, R.R. Factors Influencing Decision Making Regarding the Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccination in Egypt: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban, Well-Educated Sample. Vaccines 2022, 10, 20. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010020

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Elsayed M, El-Abasiri RA, Dardeer KT, Kamal MA, Htay MNN, Abler B, Marzo RR. Factors Influencing Decision Making Regarding the Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccination in Egypt: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban, Well-Educated Sample. Vaccines. 2022; 10(1):20. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010020

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Elsayed, Mohamed, Radwa A. El-Abasiri, Khaled T. Dardeer, Manar A. Kamal, Mila N.N. Htay, Birgit Abler, and Roy R. Marzo. 2022. "Factors Influencing Decision Making Regarding the Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccination in Egypt: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban, Well-Educated Sample" Vaccines 10, no. 1: 20. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010020

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