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Predictors of nurses' intention to accept COVID-19 vaccination: A cross-sectional study in five European countries.

J Clin Nurs 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece.

Aims And Objectives: To investigate nurses' intention in accepting COVID-19 vaccination and the factors affecting their decision.

Background: COVID-19 vaccination has started in most European countries with healthcare personnel being the first group receiving the vaccine shots. Their attitude towards vaccination is of paramount significant as their role in the frontline could help in the awareness of general population. Read More

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All India Ophthalmological Society Financial Impact Survey on ophthalmology practice in India during COVID-19.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2021 Aug;69(8):2196-2201

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Purpose: A survey was conducted by the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) to document the initial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related financial impact on ophthalmology practice in India. It also assessed various measures taken by ophthalmologists and the possible role of AIOS in mitigating the economic crisis.

Methods: An online questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted among its registered members from July to August 2020. Read More

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Prevalence and identification of the determinants of influenza vaccination among French midwifery students.

Midwifery 2021 Jul 17;103:103100. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Infection Control Unit, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, Laboratoire "Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement", F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Midwifery students in France are requested to be vaccinated against influīenza every year before the winter epidemic. The rationale is to protect pregnant women and newborns, the "frail" populations with whom students are in regular contact. The aims of the present study were to assess the prevalence of influenza vaccination among midwifery students and to identify the obstacles to its implementation. Read More

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Beliefs and barriers associated with COVID-19 vaccination among the general population in Saudi Arabia.

BMC Public Health 2021 07 21;21(1):1438. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 42751, Jeddah, 21551, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Developing a vaccine against COVID-19 is considered a key strategy to end the pandemic. However, public acceptance is reliant on beliefs and perception toward the vaccine. Therefore, the study aimed to assess the beliefs and barriers associated with COVID-19 vaccination among the Saudi population. Read More

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COVID-19 vaccination intention and influencing factors among different occupational risk groups: a cross-sectional study.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jul 21:1-8. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Institute of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

As an effective measure to manage the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine and understanding the influencing factors of vaccination intention is particularly important. This study aimed to describe the COVID-19 vaccination intention among three different occupational risk groups and identify influencing factors of vaccination intention since a COVID-19 vaccine is available in China. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted from January 10 to February 5, 2021 in Hangzhou city of Zhejiang Province, an eastern coastal province in China. Read More

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Promoting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination among healthcare personnel: A multifaceted intervention at a tertiary-care center in Japan.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 Jul 21:1-6. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Objective: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine may hold the key to ending the pandemic, but vaccine hesitancy is hindering the vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP). We examined their perceptions of the COVID-19 vaccine and implemented an intervention to increase vaccination uptake.

Design: Before-and-after trial. Read More

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Gap between willingness and behavior in the vaccination against influenza, pneumonia, and herpes zoster among Chinese aged 50-69 years.

Expert Rev Vaccines 2021 Jul 21:1-6. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Epidemiology, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Fudan School of Public Health, Shanghai, China.

Background: Vaccination uptake of influenza vaccine, 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) and herpes zoster vaccine (HZV) remains low among Chinese aged 50-69 years, posing a significant public health concern. This study's aim is to determine the gap between the vaccination willingness and uptake.

Research Design And Methods: We conducted a face-to-face questionnaire survey among the persons aged 50-69 years in 13 communities in Shanghai in November-December 2020 to measure vaccination willingness, vaccine price sensitivity, vaccination service accessibility, and vaccine hesitancy. Read More

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Understanding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance: another challenge in cancer patients.

Support Care Cancer 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Medical Oncology Department, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia.

Introduction: We aimed to measure the acceptability towards the COVID-19 vaccination in cancer patients and to investigate determinant factors associated with the patient's choice.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey with a self-administered questionnaire delivered to 329 cancer patients in 3 oncology cancer centers in Tunisia between February-May 2021. Logistic regression was used to evaluate odds ratio predicting patient's intentions toward the vaccine. Read More

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The SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Hesitancy Among the General Population: A Large Cross-Sectional Study From Kuwait.

Cureus 2021 Jul 8;13(7):e16261. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Neurosurgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, CAN.

Although the approved COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective, multiple beliefs and misconceptions still exist influencing the vaccine uptake rates around the world. The multifaceted complex phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize the efforts to overcome this pandemic. The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence and examine the factors associated with vaccine hesitancy in Kuwait. Read More

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Development and validation of the Oxford Pandemic Attitude Scale-COVID-19 (OPAS-C): an internet-based cross-sectional study in the UK and USA.

BMJ Open 2021 07 14;11(7):e043758. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Center for Global Health, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Florida Center for Dermatology, PA, St Augustine, Florida, USA

Objectives: To develop and validate the Oxford Pandemic Attitude Scale-COVID-19 (OPAS-C), a multidimensional scale that addresses seven domains over 20 items including stress, fear, loneliness, sense of community, belief that the pandemic is a hoax or exaggerated, the use of and attitude to non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccine hesitancy, in a single measure.

Design: Cross-sectional validation study.

Setting: Internet based with respondents in the USA and UK. Read More

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Public awareness about coronavirus vaccine, vaccine acceptance, and hesitancy.

J Med Virol 2021 Jul 13. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt.

Measurement of the population's general knowledge of the coronavirus vaccine is very important to improve public acceptance and decrease vaccine hesitancy in confronting the disease. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices of the participants towards the coronavirus vaccine. Data were collected using an online survey, in the form of a structured questionnaire, conducted during April-May 2021 in Egypt, and subjects from all over Egypt participated. Read More

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Attitudes and intentions towards COVID-19 vaccines and associated factors among Egyptian adults.

J Infect Public Health 2021 Jul 3. Epub 2021 Jul 3.

Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Qualyubia, Egypt. Electronic address:

Background: Herd immunity through vaccination is the target of public health interventions against COVID-19, but vaccine refusal or hesitancy is one of the global threats that make achievement of community immunity very difficult. The aim of this study was to determine negative attitudes and intentions and their predictors towards COVID-19 vaccines.

Methods: This was cross sectional survey, that targeted 1011 Egyptians aged 18 years and above, from 24 governorates, during the period from 7 January 2021, to 30 March 2021. Read More

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Factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and acceptance among the Pakistani population.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jul 8:1-6. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Dental College, HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences, Taxila, Pakistan.

This study examined the factors associated with acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine compared to hesitance in the Pakistani population and specifically focusing on the perceived beliefs, knowledge, concerns, risk, and safety perception relating to the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 423 subjects were recruited from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. A 27-item valid and reliable questionnaire was used to assess socio-demographic characteristics, acceptance, and hesitance toward COVID-19 vaccine, perceived beliefs, knowledge, perceived concerns, risk, and safety of COVID-19 vaccines and its source of information. Read More

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Acceptability of COVID-19 vaccination in Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study using a web-based survey.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jul 8:1-10. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.

The success of COVID-19 vaccination depends on individual's vaccine acceptance. There has been misinformation on the media that doubts its effectiveness, safety, and long-term risk. Such controversy could affect the acceptance toward the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

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Epidemiology of wheeze among preschool children: a population-based cross-sectional study from rural Sri Lanka.

BMJ Open 2021 Jul 7;11(7):e046688. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka.

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of wheeze and factors associated with its severity among 3-6 years old children.

Methodology: DESIGN: A population-based, cross-sectional study using the WHO 30 cluster methodology with probability proportionate to size sampling.

Setting: 36 preschools registered at the divisional secretariat offices of Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka. Read More

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in a sample of Greek adults.

Psychol Health Med 2021 Jul 7:1-7. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

1st Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The ongoing COVID-19 global medical crisis carries a plethora of consequences and various sequelae, of which the most striking is the impact on physical and mental health. After the relaxing of imposed measures in Greece, in May 2020, a cross-sectional web survey based on a convenience sample was conducted exploring the attributions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents were asked to rank their hesitancy to be vaccinated when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available and provided data on gender, age, educational level, professional status, marital status and residential area, as well as a questionnaire exploring COVID-19 attributions. Read More

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[Usability of an app to overcome language barriers in paramedic care].

Notf Rett Med 2021 Jul 2:1-7. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073 Göttingen, Deutschland.

Background: Communication with foreign-speaking patients in emergency medical situations can be challenging. In contrast to the inpatient setting, adequate interpreters are often not readily available in emergency services. At the same time, however, emergency situations require rapid assessment as the basis for any treatment. Read More

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Disproportionate COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rate among healthcare professionals on the eve of nationwide vaccine distribution in Bangladesh.

Expert Rev Vaccines 2021 Jul 5. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: : Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine by the target groups would play a crucial role in stemming the pandemic. Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are the priority group for vaccination due to them having the highest risk of exposure to infection. This survey aimed to assess their acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines in Bangladesh. Read More

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Attitudes and Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination Among Nurses and Midwives in Cyprus: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Front Public Health 2021;9:656138. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Department of Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Healthcare workers are at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been identified as a priority target group for COVID-19 vaccines. This study aimed to determine the COVID-19 vaccination intention among nurses and midwives in Cyprus and reveal the influential factors that affected their decision. An Internet-based cross-sectional survey was conducted between December 8 and 28, 2020. Read More

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Factors associated with the intention of Syrian adult population to accept COVID19 vaccination: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Public Health 2021 07 4;21(1):1310. Epub 2021 Jul 4.

Faculty of Medicine, Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Tartus, Syria.

Background And Objectives: With global efforts to develop and deliver a COVID-19 vaccine rapidly, vaccine hesitancy stands as a barrier to these efforts. We aimed to estimate the proportion of Syrian adult population intending to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and, principally, to assess the demographic and attitudinal factors associated with it in order to approach suitable solutions.

Methods: An anonymous online questionnaire was conducted between 23rd December 2020 and 5th January 2021 in various provinces in Syria. Read More

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease: an interview-based survey.

Rheumatol Int 2021 Sep 2;41(9):1601-1605. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Niruj Rheumatology Clinic, 209 Rajvi Complex, Rambaug, Ahmedabad, 380008, Gujarat, India.

Patients with a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (AIRD) are vulnerable to SARS Cov-2 infection. Vaccination against this infection can prevent the patients from developing severe disease. But vaccine hesitancy in this group can emerge as a hurdle. Read More

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Vaccine hesitancy among hospital staff physicians: A cross-sectional survey in France in 2019.

Vaccine 2021 Jul 29;39(32):4481-4488. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Inserm, F-CRIN, Innovative Clinical Research Network in VACcinology (I-REIVAC), Paris, France; Université de Paris, Faculté de médecine Paris Descartes; Inserm, CIC 1417, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France.

Background: Healthcare professionals, because they recommend vaccines to their patients, answer their questions, and vaccinate them, are the cornerstone of vaccination in France. They can nonetheless be affected by vaccine hesitancy (VH).

Aims: We sought to study the opinions, practices, and perceptions of French hospital staff physicians (HSPs) toward vaccination and the prevalence and correlates of VH among them. Read More

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Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine among the Healthcare Workers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: A Cross Sectional Study.

Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Jun 18;9(6). Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Department of Internal Medicine, Cecilia Makiwane and Frere Hospitals, Walter Sisulu University, East London 5219, South Africa.

Background: This study assesses the perceptions and acceptance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccination. It also examines its influencing factors among the healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study performed in November and December 2020, a total of 1308 HCWs from two large academic hospitals participated in the Eastern Cape Healthcare Workers Acquisition of SARS-CoV-2 (ECHAS) study. Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors of CoronaVac Side Effects: An Independent Cross-Sectional Study among Healthcare Workers in Turkey.

J Clin Med 2021 Jun 15;10(12). Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (Cochrane Czech Republic, Czech EBHC, JBI Centre of Excellence, Masaryk University GRADE Centre), Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic.

Background: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is a serious threat to mass vaccination strategies that need to be accelerated currently in order to achieve a substantial level of community immunity. Independent (non-sponsored) studies have a great potential to enhance public confidence in vaccines and accelerate their uptake process.

Methods: A nationwide cross-sectional study for the side effects (SE) of CoronaVac was carried out in February 2021 among Turkish healthcare workers who were recently vaccinated. Read More

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Knowledge and Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination among Undergraduate Students from Central and Southern Italy.

Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Jun 10;9(6). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, 00189 Rome, Italy.

At the end of 2020, the Italian Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic. The present study aimed at appraising levels of knowledge about and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination in a sample of Italian undergraduates during the first phase of the immunization plan. A web-based questionnaire was administered to students attending universities in Bari, Naples, and Rome during the period February-April 2021. Read More

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Lack of Informations about COVID-19 Vaccine: From Implications to Intervention for Supporting Public Health Communications in COVID-19 Pandemic.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jun 7;18(11). Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and the History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia.

Lack of knowledge and mistrust towards vaccines represent a challenge in achieving the vaccination coverage required for population immunity. The aim of this study is to examine the opinion that specific demographic groups have about COVID-19 vaccination, in order to detect potential fears and reasons for negative attitudes towards vaccination, and to gain knowledge on how to prepare strategies to eliminate possible misinformation that could affect vaccine hesitancy. The data collection approach was based on online questionnaire surveys, divided into three groups of questions that followed the main postulates of the health belief theory-a theory that helps understanding a behaviour of the public in some concrete surrounding in receiving preventive measures. Read More

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Real-World Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccines among Healthcare Workers in Perinatal Medicine in China.

Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Jun 27;9(7). Epub 2021 Jun 27.

Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Biomedicine Statistics, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210008, China.

Surveys showed that vaccine hesitancy may influence the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines in healthcare workers (HCWs) and the general population. Currently, the actual acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination in HCWs has rarely been reported. In the present survey, we investigated the real-world acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination in HCWs in perinatal medicine during the first three-month period of vaccination in China and to identify the main reason for the decline of vaccination. Read More

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Combatting a "Twin-demic": A quantitative assessment of COVID-19 and influenza vaccine hesitancy in primary care patients.

Health Promot Perspect 2021 19;11(2):179-185. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Ave Suite 436 New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.

Public health officials anticipate severe health outcomes amidst the circulation of two major viruses, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and influenza. This study investigated intent to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza, and sought to identify attitudes towards vaccines and barriers for vaccine acceptance. This observational cross-sectional study was conducted in the Louisiana State University Medicine Clinic from September 2020 to December 2020. Read More

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Peoples' attitude toward COVID-19 vaccine, acceptance, and social trust among African and Middle East countries.

Health Promot Perspect 2021 19;11(2):171-178. Epub 2021 May 19.

Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

To end the COVID-19 pandemic, a large part of the world must be immune to the virus by vaccination. Therefore, this study aimed to gauge intent to be vaccinated against COVID-19 among ordinary people and to identify attitudes towards vaccines and barriers for vaccine acceptance. The study population comprises 1880 people residing in different countries that answer a prepared questionnaire. Read More

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Determinants of Willingness for COVID-19 Vaccine: Implications for Enhancing the Proportion of Vaccination Among Indians.

Cureus 2021 May 27;13(5):e15271. Epub 2021 May 27.

College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, IND.

Objective To assess willingness for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine and identify the factors attributing to the willingness. Design A cross-sectional study was conducted, adopting an exponential, non-discriminative snowball sampling technique. The questionnaire collected the socio-demographic profile, history of COVID-19 infection, presence of co-morbidities (diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cancer), willingness, and preference of vaccine among participants. Read More

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