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Title: Perceptions of Covid-19 maternal vaccination among pregnant women and healthcare workers and factors that influence vaccine acceptance: a cross-sectional study in Barcelona, Spain
Author: Marbán Castro, Elena
Nedic, Ivana
Ferrari, Mara
Crespo Mirasol, Esther
Ferrer, Laia
Noya, Berta
Marin, Anna
Fumadó, Victoria
López, Marta
Menéndez, Clara
Martínez Bueno, Cristina
Llupià Garcia, Anna
Goncé, Anna
Bardají, Azucena
Keywords: COVID-19
Personal sanitari
Medical personnel
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2022
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: COVID-19 is associated with poor maternal and pregnancy outcomes. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended in Spain, yet vaccination rates in pregnancy are suboptimal. This study investigates the perceptions of pregnant women and healthcare workers (HCW) regarding COVID-19 vaccination. A web-based cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted in 2021-2022 among 302 pregnant women and 309 HCWs in the Catalan public health system. Most pregnant women (83%) and HCWs (86%) were aware of COVID-19 maternal vaccines. The recommendation of the COVID-19 vaccination by an HCW was identified as the greatest facilitator for maternal vaccine uptake, while the fear of harming the foetus was the most significant barrier reported for rejecting vaccination. HCWs recognised they received limited information and training about COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, which hindered them from providing informed recommendations. This study highlights that information and education on COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant women and health professionals are pivotal to ensuring informed decision-making and increasing vaccine uptake.
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It is part of: Vaccines, 2022, vol. 10, num. 1930, p. 1-17
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ISSN: 2076-393X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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