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Year 2021, Volume 5, Issue 3, 243 - 248, 01.03.2021
https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.869439

Abstract

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Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine

Year 2021, Volume 5, Issue 3, 243 - 248, 01.03.2021
https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.869439

Abstract

Background/Aim: Views of health sector workers on the safety and efficacy of a vaccine, which forms the basis of a vaccination program, can affect both the public perception of the vaccine and its implementation in the community. Accordingly, this study aimed to acknowledge potential hesitations of healthcare specialists and their views on the acceptability of a vaccine before initiating a vaccine policy program. Methods: A total of 442 healthcare professionals participated in this study by answering a 24-question survey online from their social media accounts. We analyzed the data and present the descriptive statistics with mean and standard deviation values. We performed t-test analysis and analysis of variance to examine physicians’ attitudes toward vaccines and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, based on their demographic, and other characteristics. Tamhane and Sidak paired comparison tests were conducted to determine differences in groups after variance analysis. Results: Of the healthcare professionals, 55.9% agreed that the COVID-19 vaccine would end the pandemic. A total of 72.6% of healthcare workers reported that they were planning to get vaccinated with the free COVID-19 vaccine, which is to be distributed by the Ministry. The biggest drawback of the vaccination was its unknown long-term side effects. We noted a difference in the attitude toward vaccines in those older than 41 years and younger than 30 years of age. We also found a significant and positive relationship between the attitudes of the participants toward the measures taken regarding the COVID-19 infection and their attitudes toward the vaccine. Conclusion: Hesitation about a vaccine during a pandemic is a major obstacle to implementing vaccination campaigns. To continue the benefits of vaccination programs, understanding and addressing these hesitations held by healthcare professionals are crucial to the successful implementation of a vaccination program.

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  • 6. Grech V, Gauci C, Agius S. Vaccine hesitancy among Maltese healthcare workers toward influenza and novel COVID-19 vaccination. Early Hum Dev. 2020 Oct 1;105213.
  • 7. Kabamba Nzaji M, Kabamba Ngombe L, Ngoie Mwamba G, Banza Ndala DB, Mbidi Miema J, Luhata Lungoyo C, et al. Acceptability of Vaccination Against COVID-19 Among Healthcare Workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pragmatic Obs Res [Internet]. 2020 Oct [cited 2020 Dec 29];Volume 11:103–9. Available from: /pmc/articles/PMC7605960/?report=abstract
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Primary Language English
Subjects Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Care Sciences and Services, Primary Health Care, Immunology
Journal Section Research article
Authors

Sadik KÜKRER (Primary Author)
University of Health Sciences Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana, Turkey
0000-0001-8465-3225
Türkiye


Ayfer PEPEKAL KÜKRER This is me
Adana Acıbadem Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana, Turkey
0000-0003-4383-8105
Türkiye


Sefa ARLIER
University of Health Sciences Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana, Turkey
0000-0002-0019-8403
Türkiye


Simten GENÇ This is me
Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşçıoğlu City Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey
0000-0003-4446-4467
Türkiye

Publication Date March 1, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 5, Issue 3

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Bibtex @research article { josam869439, journal = {Journal of Surgery and Medicine}, issn = {}, eissn = {2602-2079}, address = {jsurgmed@gmail.com}, publisher = {Fatih BAŞAK}, year = {2021}, volume = {5}, pages = {243 - 248}, doi = {10.28982/josam.869439}, title = {Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine}, key = {cite}, author = {Kükrer, Sadik and Pepekal Kükrer, Ayfer and Arlıer, Sefa and Genç, Simten} }
APA Kükrer, S. , Pepekal Kükrer, A. , Arlıer, S. & Genç, S. (2021). Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine . Journal of Surgery and Medicine , 5 (3) , 243-248 . DOI: 10.28982/josam.869439
MLA Kükrer, S. , Pepekal Kükrer, A. , Arlıer, S. , Genç, S. "Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine" . Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2021 ): 243-248 <http://jsurgmed.com/en/pub/issue/60662/869439>
Chicago Kükrer, S. , Pepekal Kükrer, A. , Arlıer, S. , Genç, S. "Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2021 ): 243-248
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine AU - Sadik Kükrer , Ayfer Pepekal Kükrer , Sefa Arlıer , Simten Genç Y1 - 2021 PY - 2021 N1 - doi: 10.28982/josam.869439 DO - 10.28982/josam.869439 T2 - Journal of Surgery and Medicine JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 243 EP - 248 VL - 5 IS - 3 SN - -2602-2079 M3 - doi: 10.28982/josam.869439 UR - https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.869439 Y2 - 2021 ER -
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ISNAD Kükrer, Sadik , Pepekal Kükrer, Ayfer , Arlıer, Sefa , Genç, Simten . "Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 / 3 (March 2021): 243-248 . https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.869439
AMA Kükrer S. , Pepekal Kükrer A. , Arlıer S. , Genç S. Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine. J Surg Med. 2021; 5(3): 243-248.
Vancouver Kükrer S. , Pepekal Kükrer A. , Arlıer S. , Genç S. Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine. Journal of Surgery and Medicine. 2021; 5(3): 243-248.
IEEE S. Kükrer , A. Pepekal Kükrer , S. Arlıer and S. Genç , "Views of Turkish healthcare professionals and their hesitations about the COVID-19 vaccine", Journal of Surgery and Medicine, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 243-248, Mar. 2021, doi:10.28982/josam.869439

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