Immunization in health employees: Relationship of confidence and attitude

Yildirim D., Yildiz C. C. , DİNCER B.

ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19338244.2021.1960258
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Environment Index, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Attitude, confidence, health employees, immunization, VACCINATION


This is a cross-sectional online survey study performed to identify whether the health employees' confidence in the vaccine besides their confidence in the administrators about the vaccine had any effect on their attitudes toward the vaccine. The study was carried out on February 2021 with the participation of 402 health employees working in the pandemic hospitals. Approximately 33% of the participant health employees stated that they did not think of being vaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Insufficient testing for the vaccines that are developed to fight against pandemics, having fear about their side effects, and finding them unreliable give rise to vaccine hesitancy in health employees. Besides, it was identified that the health employees' confidence in the vaccines and their confidence in the administrators about the vaccines affected their attitudes toward vaccination.