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An Analysis of the Willingness to the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots among Urban Employees: Evidence from a Megacity H in Eastern China.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 17; 19(4)IJ

Abstract

Many studies have shown that urban workers may have a higher acceptance rate of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine uptake compared to their rural counterparts. As Omicron spreads globally, the COVID-19 booster vaccination has been acknowledged as the primary strategy against this variant. In this study, we identify factors related to the willingness of workers in megacities to take the vaccine booster shots and their main reasons accounting for their booster willingness. This research survey was conducted in megacity H in eastern China, and a total of 1227 employees from different industries were interviewed. The study at hand examines the relationship between various characteristics (including both economic and non-economic factors) of urban employees and their intention/desire to accept the COVID-19 booster shoots. The survey results show that some characteristics, namely work organization, vaccine knowledge, and social network, affect their intention to take COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Urban employees with a strong work organization, a high degree of vaccine knowledge, and a dense social capital are more likely to receive booster injections than other employees. Therefore, work organization, vaccine knowledge, and social networks provide fundamental entry points for designing enhanced injection strategies to increase the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines among employees in megacities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China. General Office of the CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee, Hangzhou 310020, China.School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China. Center of Comparative Political Economy, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China.School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9DT, UK.Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hongkong, Hongkong 999077, China.School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35206495

Citation

Hu, Tianzhen, et al. "An Analysis of the Willingness to the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Among Urban Employees: Evidence From a Megacity H in Eastern China." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 4, 2022.
Hu T, Li L, Lin C, et al. An Analysis of the Willingness to the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots among Urban Employees: Evidence from a Megacity H in Eastern China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(4).
Hu, T., Li, L., Lin, C., Yang, Z., Chow, C., Lu, Z., & You, C. (2022). An Analysis of the Willingness to the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots among Urban Employees: Evidence from a Megacity H in Eastern China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042300
Hu T, et al. An Analysis of the Willingness to the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Among Urban Employees: Evidence From a Megacity H in Eastern China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 02 17;19(4) PubMed PMID: 35206495.
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