Wiad Lek. 2023;76(1):52-57. doi: 10.36740/WLek202301107.
OBJECTIVE: The aim: To determine the opinion of 6th year students and interns in the specialty “General Practice – Family Medicine” on vaccination against COVID-19.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: We conducted an anonymous online survey of 268 sixth-year students, interns of the first and second year of study in the specialty GP/FM. Research design: 1.Creating a pilot version of the questionnaire based on a literary search. 2.Approbation and discussion of the questionnaire in the focus group. 3.Online surveys of respondents and statistical processing of the data.
RESULTS: Results: The questionnaire was completed by 188 students, 48 interns in 1 year of study and 32 interns in 2 years of study. Among interns in 1st and 2nd year of study, the vaccination rate was 95.8% and 93.8%, respectively, among students – 71.3%, which is twice as much as among the general population. 30% did not receive the vaccine they considered most effective, but were vaccinated with the one that was available.
CONCLUSION: Conclusions: The level of vaccination against COVID-19 in future doctors was 78.3%. The most significant reasons for refusing COVID-19 vaccination were past illness (COVID-19) – 24%, fear of vaccination – 24%, uncertainty about the effectiveness of immunoprophylaxis – 17.2%. Reasons that stimulated vaccination: the desire to protect against severe COVID-19 – 62.8%, the need to work in the medical field – 49.5%, the desire to protect others from the risks of COVID-19 infection – 38%.
PMID:36883490 | DOI:10.36740/WLek202301107