Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread widely among healthcare workers. Recently, new effective vaccines against COVID-19 have begun to be administered to healthcare workers in several countries, including Italy. Purpose: Our aim was to evaluate the intentions to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a population of nursing students, identifying factors associated with the intentions. Method: We conducted an anonymous online survey among 728 nursing students. The questionnaire collected data on demographic and academic characteristics, health status, vaccine attitudes, and specific reasons regarding the intention to get or not get the COVID-19 vaccination. Results: A total of 422 nursing students completed the survey. Almost 81% of participants wanted to take the vaccine against coronavirus. The intention to adhere to the vaccination program was associated with male gender, a previous flu vaccine uptake, and high school education. The main reason in favor of taking the vaccine was to protect family and friends. The main reason for opposition was the fear of adverse events. Conclusion: It is fundamental to consider vaccine hesitancy in healthcare students and face it properly, since these are the healthcare workers of the future who will have to provide recommendations to patients and promote adherence to vaccination programs.

Belingheri, M., Ausili, D., Paladino, M., Luciani, M., Di Mauro, S., & Riva, M. (2021). Attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine and reasons for adherence or not among nursing students. JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING, 37(5 (September–October 2021)), 923-927 [10.1016/j.profnurs.2021.07.015].

Attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine and reasons for adherence or not among nursing students

Belingheri, Michael
Primo
;
Ausili, Davide
Secondo
;
Paladino, Maria Emilia;Luciani, Michela;Di Mauro, Stefania
Penultimo
;
Riva, Michele A.
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread widely among healthcare workers. Recently, new effective vaccines against COVID-19 have begun to be administered to healthcare workers in several countries, including Italy. Purpose: Our aim was to evaluate the intentions to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a population of nursing students, identifying factors associated with the intentions. Method: We conducted an anonymous online survey among 728 nursing students. The questionnaire collected data on demographic and academic characteristics, health status, vaccine attitudes, and specific reasons regarding the intention to get or not get the COVID-19 vaccination. Results: A total of 422 nursing students completed the survey. Almost 81% of participants wanted to take the vaccine against coronavirus. The intention to adhere to the vaccination program was associated with male gender, a previous flu vaccine uptake, and high school education. The main reason in favor of taking the vaccine was to protect family and friends. The main reason for opposition was the fear of adverse events. Conclusion: It is fundamental to consider vaccine hesitancy in healthcare students and face it properly, since these are the healthcare workers of the future who will have to provide recommendations to patients and promote adherence to vaccination programs.
No
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Scientifica
Coronavirus; COVID-19; Healthcare student; Nursing student; Vaccine; Vaccine hesitancy;
English
923
927
5
Bronze Open Access• Green Open Access
Belingheri, M., Ausili, D., Paladino, M., Luciani, M., Di Mauro, S., & Riva, M. (2021). Attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine and reasons for adherence or not among nursing students. JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING, 37(5 (September–October 2021)), 923-927 [10.1016/j.profnurs.2021.07.015].
Belingheri, M; Ausili, D; Paladino, M; Luciani, M; Di Mauro, S; Riva, M
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10281/320157
Citazioni
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 4
Social impact