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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-45

A study on acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination among health-care workers in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India

Department of Community Medicine, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Vineeta Shukla
Department of Community Medicine, IPGME&R, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/jdrntruhs.jdrntruhs_98_21

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Background and Objectives: Vaccination is perhaps the only modality for providing specific protection to the general population against the ongoing coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study was conducted among the health-care workers of a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata with objectives to estimate the proportion of the acceptance of vaccination against COVID-19 as well as to find the factors associated with vaccine acceptance. Methodology: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted among 350 health-care workers of a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata using a predesigned, pretested, structured schedule by face-to-face interview method. Data were analyzed using SPSS 25.0. Pearson's Chi-square test and multivariable binary logistic regression were performed to find the factors associated with vaccine acceptance. Results: The proportion of vaccine acceptance was 88.7%. Education above secondary level, occupation—doctor, and living with family and friends had higher odds of vaccine acceptance. Age above 55 years and residing in rented house/flat were significantly associated with vaccine denial. Conclusion: There was a high proportion of vaccine acceptance in our study. However, concerns about vaccine safety are prevalent and this may affect vaccine uptake in the future.

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