|Title:||Behavioural factors in the decision-making processes regarding Covid-19 vaccine, 3 months survey from the north-west|
|Author(s):||Stanislav Tyulkin Suhail Basunaid Katherine Finan|
|Institution:||Sligo University Hospital|
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|Abstract:||Behavioural factors in the decision-making processes regarding Covid-19 vaccine, a 3 months survey from the north-west.|
Stanislav Tyulkin, Suhail Basunaid, Katherine Finan, Sligo University Hospital.
Background: Vaccine hesitancy is a delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccine services. This complex context was influenced by factors. The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccine, and its deployment among adults played an important rule among COVID-19 vaccine refusals.
Objectives: - to estimate the incidence of positive new cases among fully, partially or unvaccinated cases - to know the major consequences of vaccine’s rejection - how many of the refusals end up in the ICU.
Results: 72 patients took part in this survey. The results based on the admitted cases in the given period from July until the end of September 2021 indicate that only 50% of respondents were willing to be vaccinated. The other 50% were potentially not willing to be vaccinated. The main variables that explained the probability of indecision were associated with the side effects, perceived benefits, decreased fear of contagion.
Discussion: The vaccination programme in Ireland is one the most successful in Europe. There remains a significant number of new cases on daily basis which currently is amongst the highest in Europe. This is a small study. It is not clear that a larger study would reflect the same concerns. Distribution of the vaccine to age-group above 12 years started in August 2021 which may explain the lower rate of vaccination in this population.
Conclusion: Vaccine hesitancy is a global phenomenon. The reasons are many and varied. This will require further sociological investigation.