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Domenico Umberto De Rose; Guglielmo Salvatori; Andrea Dotta (et al.)
Chenyuan Qin; Ruitong Wang; Liyuan Tao (et al.)
At present, the widespread variants and the weakened immunity provided by vaccines over time have further emphasized the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts against COVID-19. Here, this study intends to investigate the acceptability of a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine among child caregivers, aiming to explore the association between risk perception and child vaccine acceptance. This anonymous, national, cross-sectional survey was conducted for one week from November 12, 2021 in mainland China. The risk perception among child caregivers was assessed based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) and the individuals was equally divided into three levels according to the total preset scores of each perception dimension. Pearson χ2 test was used to compare the differences among participants stratified by sociodemographic characteristics, health status, knowledge factors and risk perception. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were performed to explore the associations between risk perception and the acceptance of a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Marcela María Mercado-Reyes; Marcela Daza; Angélica Pacheco (et al.)
Leigh Ann Simmons; Mackenzie D. M. Whipps; Jennifer E. Phipps (et al.)
A key mitigation strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic has been the development and roll-out of vaccines. However, pregnant and lactating people were not included in initial vaccine trials and this population is hesitant to receive the vaccine, despite contrary recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Understanding the reasons behind this hesitancy is vital to promote vaccine uptake. This study surveyed pregnant people in California from December 2020 to January 2021 (n = 387) to describe cognitions and decision-making regarding COVID-19 vaccination. Using descriptive, regression-based analyses, it examined rates of planned uptake and reasoning among individuals who reported COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Palizhati Rehati; Nubiya Amaerjiang; Liping Yang (et al.)
Peng Gao; Shan Cai; Qiao Liu (et al.)
Alexander Patzin; Hans Dietrich
Vaccines against COVID-19 play a prominent role in the policies enacted to combat the pandemic. However, vaccination rates are lowest among adolescents and young adults. Therefore, research on younger individuals is needed to provide a deeper understanding of social disparities and the motives behind vaccination intentions. This study draws on a sample (N = 4079) of German high school students and graduates. Based on cross-sectional data from March to July 2021 and linear regression models, which are conditioned on personality, risk preferences, and trust, the study analyses social disparities (i.e., gender, parental education and migration background) in vaccination intentions.
Giao Huynh; Han Thi Ngoc Nguyen; Khanh Van Tranc
COVID-19 vaccines are critical tools to manage the current pandemic. The objective of this study is to assess determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among parents in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A cross-sectional study of parents were performed, who had at least one child aged 5–17 years. The data were collected by a self-report questionnaire, which was based, predominately, on the Health Belief Model (HBM), between January 21 and 20 April 2021. The main outcome of this study aims to investigate the self-reported parental COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for their children that has been approved by health authorities in Vietnam.
Scientists and healthcare workers have expressed their concerns on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination coverage in children and adolescents. Therefore, this study aimed to systematically review the studies addressing this issue worldwide. A systematic search of relevant studies using the keywords was conducted on databases of PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane on May 22, 2021. The identified records were imported into EndNote software and underwent a two-phase screening process consisting of title/abstract and full-text screenings against inclusion criteria. The data of the included studies were summarized into a table and the findings were analyzed in a systematic approach.
Liyuan Tao; Min Du; Jue Liu (et al.)
In China, the national prevalence of parental influenza vaccine hesitancy (IVH) during the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the association between risk perception and parental IVH are still unclear. This study aimed to explore the association between risk perception and IVH for children among reproductive women in China, a poorly studied area. From December 14, 2020, to January 31, 2021, we conducted a national anonymous online survey on IVH for children among reproductive women in China. We assessed risk perception including perceived susceptibility, severity, barriers, and benefits using the Health Belief Model and then classified each variable into three groups based on tertiles. Logistic regression models were used to calculate the adjusted odds ratio (aOR) of risk perception related to vaccine hesitancy after controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, health status, and knowledge of influenza, among other factors. Additionally, subgroup analysis was performed.
Aharon Dick; Joshua I. Rosenbloom; Einat Gutman-Ido (et al.)
COVID-19 during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for mother and fetus. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination has significantly reduced the risk of symptomatic disease. Several small studies have reported the safety of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy, with no adverse effect on obstetric outcomes. To examine the association between SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy and maternal and neonatal outcomes in a large cohort study. Furthermore, to evaluate if timing of vaccination during pregnancy is related to adverse outcomes.
David X. Gao; Lloyd D. Fisher; Donald R. Miller (et al.)
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected more socioeconomically disadvantaged persons and areas. This study sought to determine how certain sociodemographic factors were correlated to adolescents’ COVID-19 vaccination rates in towns and cities (“communities”) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Data on COVID-19 vaccination rates were obtained over a 20-week period from March 30, 2021 to August 10, 2021. Communities’ adolescent (ages 12-19) vaccination rates were compared across quintiles of community-level income, COVID-19 case rate, and proportion of non-Hispanic Black or Hispanic individuals. Other variables included population density and earlier COVID-19 vaccination rates of adolescents and adults, averaged from March 30 to May 11 to determine their effects on vaccination rates on August 10. Linear and logistic regression was used to estimate individual effects of variables on adolescent vaccination rates.
Ricvan Dana Nindrea; Dovy Djanas; Warsiti (et al.)
Thao-Ly T. Phan; Paul T. Enlow; Michael K. Wong (et al.)
This paper aims to describe medical factors that are associated with caregiver intention to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. It conducted a cross-sectional study of families receiving primary care in a mid-Atlantic pediatric healthcare system, linking caregiver-reported data from a survey completed March 19 to April 16, 2021 to comprehensive data from the child’s EHR.
Brigitte M. Baumann; Robert M. Rodriguez; Amy M. DeLaroche (et al.)
At a time when the COVID19 vaccine was approved for everyone > 12 years of age, this study sought to identify characteristics and beliefs associated with COVID-19 vaccination acceptance. It conducted a cross-sectional survey study of parents of children aged 3-16 years presenting to one of 9 emergency departments from June-August 2021 to assess parental acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines. Using multiple variable regression, it ascertained which factors were associated with parental and pediatric COVID-19 vaccination acceptance.
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