Title

Preferences for COVID-19 vaccination information and location: Associations with vaccine hesitancy, race and ethnicity

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine; Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date

2021-09-25

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Infectious Disease | Race and Ethnicity | Virus Diseases

Abstract

This study examined the association between preferences for being informed about the COVID-19 vaccine and where to receive it with vaccination intent and race/ethnicity. We conducted an online survey, oversampling Black and Latino panel members. The 1668 participants were 53.2% female, 34.8% White, 33.3% Black, and 31.8% Latino. Participants who were vaccine hesitant (answered “not sure” or “no” to vaccination intent) were more likely to prefer a conversation with their doctor compared to those who answered “yes” (25.0% and 23.4% vs 7.8%, P < .001, respectively). Among participants who responded “not sure”, 61.8% prefer to be vaccinated at a doctor’s office, compared with 35.2% of those who responded “yes” (P < .001). Preferred location differed by race/ethnicity (P < .001) with 67.6% of Black “not sure” participants preferring a doctor’s office compared to 60.2% of Latino and 54.9% of White “not sure” participants. These findings underscore the need to integrate healthcare providers into COVID-19 vaccination programs.

Keywords

COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, Vaccine hesitancy, Vaccination

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.058

Source

Fisher KA, Nguyen N, Crawford S, Fouayzi H, Singh S, Mazor KM. Preferences for COVID-19 vaccination information and location: Associations with vaccine hesitancy, race and ethnicity. Vaccine. 2021 Sep 25:S0264-410X(21)01261-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.058. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34629210; PMCID: PMC8463309.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Vaccine

Related Resources

View article in PubMed

PubMed ID

34629210

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