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Impact of Coronavirus Infectious Disease (COVID-19) pandemic on willingness of immunization-A community-based questionnaire study.
Chen, Pei-Yun; Chuang, Pei-Ni; Chiang, Chien-Hsieh; Chang, Hao-Hsiang; Lu, Chia-Wen; Huang, Kuo-Chin.
  • Chen PY; Department of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Bei-Hu Branch, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chuang PN; Department of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chiang CH; Training Center for Travel Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chang HH; Department of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Lu CW; Training Center for Travel Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Huang KC; Department of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University BioMedical Park Hospital, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.
PLoS One ; 17(1): e0262660, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1627803
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a great impact on global health, but with relatively few confirmed cases in Taiwan. People in Taiwan showed excellent cooperation with the government for disease prevention and faced social and behavioral changes during this period. This study aimed to investigate people's knowledge of COVID-19, attitudes and practices regarding vaccinations for influenza, pneumococcus and COVID-19.

METHODS:

We conducted a community-based, cross-sectional questionnaire survey from September 2020 to October 2020 among adults in northern Taiwan. The four-part questionnaire included questions on sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice toward COVID-19.

RESULTS:

Among a total of 410 respondents, 58.5% were categorized as having "good knowledge" responding to COVID-19. Among the total respondents, 86.6% were willing to receive influenza or pneumococcal vaccines, and 76% of them acted to receive COVID-19 immunization once the vaccine became available. Compared with the respondents with poor knowledge of COVID-19, those with good knowledge had a more positive attitude toward receiving influenza or pneumococcal immunization (OR 3.26, 95% CI = 1.74-6.12).

CONCLUSIONS:

Participants with good knowledge of COVID-19 had greater intent to receive immunization for influenza or pneumococcal vaccine. The promotion of correct knowledge of both COVID-19 and immunization preparations is necessary.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Influenza Vaccines / Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice / Pneumococcal Vaccines / COVID-19 Vaccines / COVID-19 Type of study: Prevalence study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Topics: Vaccines Limits: Adult / Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: PLoS One Journal subject: Science / Medicine Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Journal.pone.0262660

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Influenza Vaccines / Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice / Pneumococcal Vaccines / COVID-19 Vaccines / COVID-19 Type of study: Prevalence study / Randomized controlled trials / Risk factors Topics: Vaccines Limits: Adult / Aged / Female / Humans / Male / Middle aged Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: PLoS One Journal subject: Science / Medicine Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Journal.pone.0262660