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Confidence in a vaccine against COVID-19 among registered nurses in Barcelona, Spain across two time periods

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dc.contributor.author Palma, David
dc.contributor.author Hernández, Anna
dc.contributor.author Picchio, Camila Andrea
dc.contributor.author Jodar, Glòria
dc.contributor.author Galbany-Estragués, Paola
dc.contributor.author Simón, Pere
dc.contributor.author Guillaumes, Montserrat
dc.contributor.author Díez, Elia
dc.contributor.author Rius, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-09T08:29:14Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-09T08:29:14Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Palma D, Hernández A, Picchio CA, Jodar G, Galbany-Estragués P, Simón P, Guillaumes M, Diez E, Rius C. Confidence in a vaccine against COVID-19 among registered nurses in Barcelona, Spain across two time periods. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 May 30;10(6):873. DOI: 10.3390/vaccines10060873
dc.identifier.issn 2076-393X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55238
dc.description.abstract Objective: To report the vaccine hesitancy (VH) for a vaccine against COVID-19 in registered nurses in Barcelona, with measurements taken at two stages, prior to the vaccination campaign and once 75% vaccination coverage had been reached. Methods: A self-completed online survey was administered in December 2020 and again in July 2021 through the College of Nurses of Barcelona. It measured the prevalence of VH against a government-approved vaccine recommended by their employer, their intention to be vaccinated, perceptions of disease risk and vaccine protection, attitudes and beliefs to vaccination and social norm. Bivariate analysis according to VH and application time are presented. Results: 2430 valid responses were obtained in the first measurement and 2027 in the second. At both times, 86% were women and 69% worked mainly in the public sector. Prior to the vaccine availability, VH was 34.2%, decreasing to 17.9%. Risk perceptions were significantly lower in those with VH compared to non-VH, in all groups studied and at both times, while safety and efficacy perceptions increased in all groups, significantly less in VH. The greatest benefit of the COVID-19 vaccine is perceived by pharmaceutical companies. VH nurses perceived a more hesitant social environment. Conclusion: As the vaccination was rolled out, VH in nurses declined, with time improving the confidence in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. Risk perceptions also decreased over time, except for the perception of severity in HCW where it increased. Trust in institutions impacts trust in vaccines.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Vaccines (Basel). 2022 May 30;10(6):873
dc.rights © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Confidence in a vaccine against COVID-19 among registered nurses in Barcelona, Spain across two time periods
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10060873
dc.subject.keyword COVID-19
dc.subject.keyword Beliefs in vaccination
dc.subject.keyword Epidemiology
dc.subject.keyword Nurses
dc.subject.keyword Pandemic
dc.subject.keyword Safety concerns
dc.subject.keyword Trust in vaccination
dc.subject.keyword Vaccine hesitancy
dc.subject.keyword Vaccine recommendation
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