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Determinants of Obtaining COVID-19 Vaccination among Health Care Workers with Access to Free COVID-19 Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Occupational and Environmental Medicine Department, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Chest Disease Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Social Casework Department, Faculty of Social Work, Assiut University, Assiut 71514, Egypt
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Sociology and Social Work Department, College of Arts and Social Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat 123, Oman
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Critical Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Clinical Pathology Department, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut 71526, Egypt
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Baldo
Vaccines 2022, 10(1), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010039
Received: 28 October 2021 / Revised: 17 December 2021 / Accepted: 18 December 2021 / Published: 29 December 2021
Introduction: Despite global efforts to contain the illness, COVID-19 continues to have severe health, life, and economic repercussions; thus, maintaining vaccine development is mandatory. Different directions concerning COVID-19 vaccines have emerged as a result of the vaccine’s unpredictability. Aims: To study the determinants of the attitudes of healthcare workers (HCWs) to receiving or refusing to receive the vaccine. Methods: The current study adopted an interviewed questionnaire between June and August 2021. A total of 341 HCWs currently working at Assiut University hospitals offered to receive the vaccine were included. Results: Only half of the HCWs (42%) accepted the COVID-19 vaccine. The most common reason that motivated the HCWs was being more susceptible than others to infection (71.8%). On other hand, the common reasons for refusing included: previously contracted the virus (64.8%); did not have time (58.8%); warned by a doctor not to take it (53.8%). Nearly one-third of nonaccepting HCWs depended on television, the Internet, and friends who refused the vaccine for information (p < 0.05). In the final multivariate regression model, there were six significant predictors: sex, job category, chronic disease, being vaccinated for influenza, and using Assiut University hospital staff and the Ministry of Health as sources of information (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Misinformation and negative conceptions are still barriers against achieving the desired rate of vaccination, especially for vulnerable groups such as HCWs. View Full-Text
Keywords: health care workers; COVID-19; vaccine health care workers; COVID-19; vaccine
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Elkhayat, M.R.; Hashem, M.K.; Helal, A.T.; Shaaban, O.M.; Ibrahim, A.K.; Meshref, T.S.; Elkhayat, H.; Moustafa, M.; Mohammed, M.N.A.; Ezzeldin, A.M.; Rashed, H.G.; Bazeed, A.; Ibrahim, I.H.; Mahmoud, A.M.; Mohamed, M.E.A.; Sayad, R.; Elghazally, S.A. Determinants of Obtaining COVID-19 Vaccination among Health Care Workers with Access to Free COVID-19 Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Study. Vaccines 2022, 10, 39. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010039

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Elkhayat MR, Hashem MK, Helal AT, Shaaban OM, Ibrahim AK, Meshref TS, Elkhayat H, Moustafa M, Mohammed MNA, Ezzeldin AM, Rashed HG, Bazeed A, Ibrahim IH, Mahmoud AM, Mohamed MEA, Sayad R, Elghazally SA. Determinants of Obtaining COVID-19 Vaccination among Health Care Workers with Access to Free COVID-19 Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Study. Vaccines. 2022; 10(1):39. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010039

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Elkhayat, Mariam R., Maiada K. Hashem, Ahmed T. Helal, Omar M. Shaaban, Ahmed K. Ibrahim, Taghreed S. Meshref, Hussein Elkhayat, Mohamed Moustafa, Mohammed N.A. Mohammed, Azza M. Ezzeldin, Hebatallah G. Rashed, Alaa Bazeed, Islam H. Ibrahim, Ahmed M. Mahmoud, Moaiad E.A. Mohamed, Reem Sayad, and Shimaa A. Elghazally. 2022. "Determinants of Obtaining COVID-19 Vaccination among Health Care Workers with Access to Free COVID-19 Vaccination: A Cross-Sectional Study" Vaccines 10, no. 1: 39. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10010039

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