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Bass SB , Wilson-Genderson M , Garcia DT , Akinkugbe AA , Mosavel M
SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Hesitancy in a Sample of US Adults: Role of Perceived Satisfaction With Health, Access to Healthcare, and Attention to COVID-19 News
Front Public Health. 2021 ;9 :665724
PMID: 33996731    PMCID: PMC8116504   
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Understanding which communities are most likely to be vaccine hesitant is necessary to increase vaccination rates to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2. This cross-sectional survey of adults (n = 501) from three cities in the United States (Miami, FL, New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA) assessed the role of satisfaction with health and healthcare access and consumption of COVID-19 news, previously un-studied variables related to vaccine hesitancy. Multilevel logistic regression tested the relationship between vaccine hesitancy and study variables. Thirteen percent indicated they would not get vaccinated. Black race (OR 2.6; 95% CI: 1.38-5.3), income (OR = 0.64; 95% CI: 0.50-0.83), inattention to COVID-19 news (OR = 1.6; 95% CI: 1.1-2.5), satisfaction with health (OR 0.72; 95% CI: 0.52-0.99), and healthcare access (OR = 1.7; 95% CI: 1.2-2.7) were associated with vaccine hesitancy. Public health officials should consider these variables when designing public health communication about the vaccine to ensure better uptake.
2296-2565 Bass, Sarah Bauerle Wilson-Genderson, Maureen Garcia, Dina T Akinkugbe, Aderonke A Mosavel, Maghboeba Journal Article Front Public Health. 2021 Apr 29;9:665724. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.665724. eCollection 2021.