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[Immunosuppressed people's beliefs, expectations, and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations : Results of a longitudinal study]. / Impfeinstellung, Erwartungen und Impferfahrung von Immunsupprimierten bei COVID-19-Impfungen : Ergebnisse einer Längsschnittstudie.
Müller, Frank; Heinemann, Stephanie; Hummers, Eva; Noack, Eva Maria; Heesen, Gloria; Dopfer-Jablonka, Alexandra; Mikuteit, Marie; Niewolik, Jacqueline; Steffens, Sandra; Schröder, Dominik.
  • Müller F; Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073, Göttingen, Deutschland. frank.mueller@med.uni-goettingen.de.
  • Heinemann S; Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073, Göttingen, Deutschland.
  • Hummers E; Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073, Göttingen, Deutschland.
  • Noack EM; Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073, Göttingen, Deutschland.
  • Heesen G; Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073, Göttingen, Deutschland.
  • Dopfer-Jablonka A; Klinik für Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Deutschland.
  • Mikuteit M; Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Hannover-Braunschweig, Deutschland.
  • Niewolik J; Klinik für Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Deutschland.
  • Steffens S; Klinik für Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Deutschland.
  • Schröder D; Klinik für Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Deutschland.
Z Rheumatol ; 2022 May 06.
Article in German | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1826449
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Immunocompromised people are less likely to be vaccinated, despite an increased benefit of many vaccinations in terms of benefit-risk assessment, including the vaccines against SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19). Attitudes, expectations, and experiences with previous vaccinations influence the decision to get vaccinated.

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the attitudes of immunocompromised people towards vaccinations in general and COVID-19 vaccination in particular and their experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. MATERIAL AND

METHODS:

As part of the CoCo Immune study, immunocompromised participants were surveyed in the spring and summer of 2021 (1 November 2021-7 September 2021) using questionnaires. Initially, they were asked about their expectations concerning a COVID-19 vaccination and followed up about their experience after COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, sociodemographic data, general attitudes toward vaccinations and experiences with previous vaccinations were collected. Analysis was performed using descriptive and bivariate statistics.

RESULTS:

The 243 participants mostly approved vaccinations and expected the COVID-19 vaccination to be effective and well-tolerated. Women were more concerned about the safety of vaccinations and were more often worried about side effects. Older persons felt better informed than younger persons. Participants who reported subjective side effects of previous vaccinations were more skeptical about vaccinations as well as the government institutions that recommend vaccinations. They less often agreed with the statement "in retrospect, the COVID-19 vaccination has been harmless for me so far".

DISCUSSION:

The participants mostly expressed a positive attitude and anticipation towards COVID-19 vaccinations; however, the age and sex differences found suggest that there are different information needs which should be addressed when educating individuals about vaccinations or designing vaccination campaigns.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Cohort study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research Topics: Vaccines Language: German Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Cohort study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Qualitative research Topics: Vaccines Language: German Year: 2022 Document Type: Article