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Factors Influencing Australian Healthcare Workers' COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions across Settings: A Cross-Sectional Survey.
Kaufman, Jessica; Bagot, Kathleen L; Hoq, Monsurul; Leask, Julie; Seale, Holly; Biezen, Ruby; Sanci, Lena; Manski-Nankervis, Jo-Anne; Bell, J Simon; Munro, Jane; Jos, Carol; Ong, Darren Suryawijaya; Oliver, Jane; Tuckerman, Jane; Danchin, Margie.
  • Kaufman J; Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Bagot KL; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Hoq M; Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Leask J; Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Seale H; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Biezen R; Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney, Sydney 2052, Australia.
  • Sanci L; School of Population Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia.
  • Manski-Nankervis JA; Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton 3010, Australia.
  • Bell JS; Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton 3010, Australia.
  • Munro J; Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton 3010, Australia.
  • Jos C; Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Ong DS; Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Oliver J; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Tuckerman J; The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
  • Danchin M; Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne 3052, Australia.
Vaccines (Basel) ; 10(1)2021 Dec 21.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1580372
ABSTRACT
Healthcare workers' COVID-19 vaccination coverage is important for staff and patient safety, workforce capacity and patient uptake. We aimed to identify COVID-19 vaccine intentions, factors associated with uptake and information needs for healthcare workers in Victoria, Australia. We administered a cross-sectional online survey to healthcare workers in hospitals, primary care and aged or disability care settings (12 February-26 March 2021). The World Health Organization Behavioural and Social Drivers of COVID-19 vaccination framework informed survey design and framing of results. Binary regression results adjusted for demographics provide risk differences between those intending and not intending to accept a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3074 healthcare workers completed the survey. Primary care healthcare workers reported the highest intention to accept a COVID-19 vaccine (84%, 755/898), followed by hospital-based (77%, 1396/1811) and aged care workers (67%, 243/365). A higher proportion of aged care workers were concerned about passing COVID-19 to their patients compared to those working in primary care or hospitals. Only 25% felt they had sufficient information across five vaccine topics, but those with sufficient information had higher vaccine intentions. Approximately half thought vaccines should be mandated. Despite current high vaccine rates, our results remain relevant for booster programs and future vaccination rollouts.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Prevalence study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Vaccines10010003

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Prevalence study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Vaccines10010003