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Will People Accept a Third Booster Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Cross-Sectional Study in China.
Front Public Health. 2022; 10:914950.FP

Abstract

Objective

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are considered to be an effective way to prevent the spread of the infection. Our previous study has shown that about 75% of healthcare workers (HCWs) in China were willing to receive the vaccine when it became available. Here, we examined the acceptance of a third booster dose among Chinese people and identified the influencing factors.

Methods

A cross-sectional online survey was conducted and the snowball sampling method was utilized. An online questionnaire was provided to all the participants in the form of a quick response (QR) code. The questionnaire included general demographic information, views on vaccines, the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), and the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21). The univariate analysis was done between all the variables and our dependent variable. Then, we used the multivariate logistic regression model to examine the influencing factors of the third booster dose acceptance.

Results

We collected 1,062 complete answers. Of these, 90.39% (n = 960) declared that they would accept the booster dose. Knowing more about the vaccine and recognizing the efficacy of vaccines were significantly associated with greater acceptance of the booster dose. People willing to take the booster dose had better psychological health. A belief that the booster dose could prevent severe infection caused by COVID-19 and enhance the effectiveness of the first two doses were the main contributing factors to vaccine acceptance. Vaccine hesitancy was mainly due to a low perceived risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and rapid mutation of SARS-CoV-2.

Conclusion

This study revealed that Chinese people were very receptive to the third booster dose, which is an inspiring result. More positive attitudes regarding COVID-19 vaccination were supported by its efficacy and few side effects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.Emergency Department, The Third People's Hospital of Chengdu, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Jiaotong University, The Second Affiliated Hospital Chengdu Clinical College of Chongqing Medical University, Chengdu, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35903387

Citation

Sun, Yufang, et al. "Will People Accept a Third Booster Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? a Cross-Sectional Study in China." Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 10, 2022, p. 914950.
Sun Y, Dai H, Wang P, et al. Will People Accept a Third Booster Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Cross-Sectional Study in China. Front Public Health. 2022;10:914950.
Sun, Y., Dai, H., Wang, P., Zhang, X., Cui, D., Huang, Y., Zhang, J., & Xiang, T. (2022). Will People Accept a Third Booster Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Cross-Sectional Study in China. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 914950. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.914950
Sun Y, et al. Will People Accept a Third Booster Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? a Cross-Sectional Study in China. Front Public Health. 2022;10:914950. PubMed PMID: 35903387.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Will People Accept a Third Booster Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Cross-Sectional Study in China. AU - Sun,Yufang, AU - Dai,Hang, AU - Wang,Ping, AU - Zhang,Xiaodong, AU - Cui,Dongliang, AU - Huang,Yongping, AU - Zhang,Jimei, AU - Xiang,Tao, Y1 - 2022/07/12/ PY - 2022/04/07/received PY - 2022/06/13/accepted PY - 2022/7/29/entrez PY - 2022/7/30/pubmed PY - 2022/8/2/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Chinese people KW - acceptance KW - third booster dose KW - vaccine SP - 914950 EP - 914950 JF - Frontiers in public health JO - Front Public Health VL - 10 N2 - Objective: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are considered to be an effective way to prevent the spread of the infection. Our previous study has shown that about 75% of healthcare workers (HCWs) in China were willing to receive the vaccine when it became available. Here, we examined the acceptance of a third booster dose among Chinese people and identified the influencing factors. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted and the snowball sampling method was utilized. An online questionnaire was provided to all the participants in the form of a quick response (QR) code. The questionnaire included general demographic information, views on vaccines, the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), and the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21). The univariate analysis was done between all the variables and our dependent variable. Then, we used the multivariate logistic regression model to examine the influencing factors of the third booster dose acceptance. Results: We collected 1,062 complete answers. Of these, 90.39% (n = 960) declared that they would accept the booster dose. Knowing more about the vaccine and recognizing the efficacy of vaccines were significantly associated with greater acceptance of the booster dose. People willing to take the booster dose had better psychological health. A belief that the booster dose could prevent severe infection caused by COVID-19 and enhance the effectiveness of the first two doses were the main contributing factors to vaccine acceptance. Vaccine hesitancy was mainly due to a low perceived risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and rapid mutation of SARS-CoV-2. Conclusion: This study revealed that Chinese people were very receptive to the third booster dose, which is an inspiring result. More positive attitudes regarding COVID-19 vaccination were supported by its efficacy and few side effects. SN - 2296-2565 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/35903387/Will_People_Accept_a_Third_Booster_Dose_of_the_COVID_19_Vaccine_A_Cross_Sectional_Study_in_China_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -