This study led by researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examines COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers (HCWs) at two large academic hospitals in Philadelphia.
A total of 5,929 HCWs were surveyed, including 2,253 MDs and DOs, 582 nurse practitioners (NPs), 158 physician assistants (PAs), and 2,936 nurses.
Among the findings:
The most common reasons for vaccine hesitancy were:
Regardless of healthcare position, Black HCWs were more hesitant and Whites, and females were more hesitant than males.
The findings highlight the importance of understanding and effectively addressing the reasons for hesitancy among frontline HCWs, the authors say.Read More >>