Willingness of Long‐Term Care Staff to Receive a COVID‐19 Vaccine: A Single State Survey

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 28 de diciembre de 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17022

Autores: Kathleen T. Unroe MD, MHA Russell Evans RN, MHA Lindsay Weaver MD Dan Rusyniak MD Justin Blackburn PhD

Background: To plan for coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID‐19) vaccine distribution, the Indiana Department of Health surveyed nursing home and assisted living facility staff. Design: Cross‐sectional analysis of an anonymous survey sent via text message link to personal cell phones and emails. Measures: Staff characteristics including age, gender, race, ethnicity, role in the facility, experience in long‐term care, and geographic location of facility were self‐reported along with prior infection and willingness to receive an approved vaccine as soon as it is available. Responses were weighted to represent staff statewide. Weighted frequencies and logit regression estimated characteristics associated with vaccine willingness.

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