Preferences for COVID-19 vaccination information and location: Associations with vaccine hesitancy, race and ethnicity
AuthorsFisher, Kimberly A.
Crawford, Sybil L.
Mazor, Kathleen M.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Department of Medicine
Health Services Administration
Health Services Research
Race and Ethnicity
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AbstractThis 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.
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.
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