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Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake among Female Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: A Cross-Sectional Quantitative Survey.
Sumerlin, Timothy S; Kim, Jean H; Wang, Zixin; Hui, Alvin Yik-Kiu; Chung, Roger Y.
  • Sumerlin TS; School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Kim JH; School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Wang Z; School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Hui AY; School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
  • Chung RY; School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.
Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(10)2022 05 13.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1855615
ABSTRACT
Globally, minority groups and non-citizens may not be sufficiently included in the COVID-19 vaccine coverage. This study seeks to understand determinants of vaccine uptake among female foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong. We conducted a cross-sectional study of female FDWs (n = 581) from June to August 2021. Respondents completed an online survey obtaining sociodemographic, employment, and health status information. Based upon the socio-ecological model, we obtained individual, interpersonal, and socio-structural factors that may be associated with COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to examine factors associated with having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. At the individual level, agreeing that taking COVID-19 vaccines can contribute to COVID-19 control in Hong Kong (OR 6.11, 95% CI 2.27-16.43) was associated with increased vaccine uptake, while being worried of severe side-effects from vaccination (OR 0.29, 95% CI 0.16-0.55) was associated with decreased uptake. At the interpersonal level, those being encouraged by their employer (OR 2.05, 95% CI 1.06-3.95) and family members (OR 2.27, 95% CI 1.17-4.38) were more likely to be vaccinated, while at the socio-structural level, believing vaccination would violate religious beliefs (OR 0.19, 95% CI 0.06-0.65) was associated with decreased uptake. The government can formulate a multi-level approach according to our findings to target the remaining unvaccinated FDW population.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Influenza Vaccines / COVID-19 Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Vaccines Limits: Female / Humans Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ijerph19105945

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Influenza Vaccines / COVID-19 Type of study: Experimental Studies / Observational study / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Vaccines Limits: Female / Humans Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ijerph19105945