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The Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination in Changing the Adherence to Preventive Measures: Evidence from Italy

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Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via Luciano Armanni 5, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Department of Public Health and Laboratory Services, Teaching Hospital of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via Luciano Armanni 5, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Academic Editor: S. Louise Cosby
Vaccines 2022, 10(5), 777; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10050777 (registering DOI)
Received: 19 April 2022 / Revised: 9 May 2022 / Accepted: 10 May 2022 / Published: 13 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Section COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination)
The objectives of the survey were to explore any changes in the adherence to the three main COVID-19 preventive measures (social distancing, washing hands, wearing face-masks) among 795 individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose in Italy and to identify the predictors associated. The concern of contracting COVID-19 before the vaccination, after the primary COVID-19 vaccine series, and after the booster dose resulted with a mean value of 7.7, 4.6, and 4.2, respectively. Females, those who had a lower mean self-perceived health status, who perceived COVID-19 as a very serious health problem, who decided to receive the booster dose because they perceived to be at risk of getting COVID-19, and who expressed interest in acquiring more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine booster dose were more likely to report a higher concern of contracting COVID-19 after the booster dose. Over two-thirds were willing to respect the three main COVID-19 preventive measures following the booster dose. The multinomial logistic regression analysis showed that those who had used all three main preventive measures before and after the second or single dose were less likely to perceive COVID-19 as a serious illness. Those who had used them irregularly were less likely to have used official government organizations and scientific journals as sources of information. This survey provided an understanding regarding the adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures that may help to target policy interventions needed to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; vaccination; preventive measures; behaviors; attitude COVID-19; vaccination; preventive measures; behaviors; attitude
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Corea, F.; Folcarelli, L.; Napoli, A.; del Giudice, G.M.; Angelillo, I.F. The Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination in Changing the Adherence to Preventive Measures: Evidence from Italy. Vaccines 2022, 10, 777. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10050777

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Corea F, Folcarelli L, Napoli A, del Giudice GM, Angelillo IF. The Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination in Changing the Adherence to Preventive Measures: Evidence from Italy. Vaccines. 2022; 10(5):777. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10050777

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Corea, Francesco, Lucio Folcarelli, Annalisa Napoli, Grazia M. del Giudice, and Italo F. Angelillo. 2022. "The Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination in Changing the Adherence to Preventive Measures: Evidence from Italy" Vaccines 10, no. 5: 777. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10050777

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