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Racial/Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Health Care workers in Two Large Academic Hospitals

Momplaisir, F. M., Kuter, B. J., Ghadimi, F., Browne, S., Nkwihoreze, H., Feemster, K. A., Frank, I., Faig, W., Shen, A. K., Offit, P. A., Green-McKenzie, J.

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This survey study of health care workers in two academic hospitals, one adult and one child, presents findings on the differences in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy by race/ethnicity among health care workers. Striking differences were found across race and ethnic groups regarding reported vaccine hesitancy with Whites, on average, having the lowest level of hesitancy. Hesitancy was defined as not planning on, being unsure, or planning to delay getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Black, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, and mixed-race participants were more hesitant than Whites. Reasons for hesitancy include concern regarding side effects, the newness of the vaccine, and lack of vaccine knowledge.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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