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Italian Adults’ Likelihood of Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: A Second Online Survey

Version 1 : Received: 15 February 2021 / Approved: 17 February 2021 / Online: 17 February 2021 (09:36:15 CET)

How to cite: Biasio, L.R.; Bonaccorsi, G.; Lorini, C.; Mazzini, D.; Pecorelli, S. Italian Adults’ Likelihood of Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: A Second Online Survey. Preprints 2021, 2021020353 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0353.v1). Biasio, L.R.; Bonaccorsi, G.; Lorini, C.; Mazzini, D.; Pecorelli, S. Italian Adults’ Likelihood of Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: A Second Online Survey. Preprints 2021, 2021020353 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0353.v1).

Abstract

Rapid online surveys are an important tool in tracking the public’s knowledge and perceptions during infectious disease outbreaks. In June 2020, during the early phases of COVID-19 vaccines development, a survey had been conducted, aimed at assessing attitudes and opinions about vaccination of 885 Italian adults, in addition to their vaccine literacy levels (i.e. skills of finding, understanding and using information about vaccines). In January 2021, the same questionnaire has been administered to a similar population (n=160). Interactive vaccine literacy was significantly higher than in June 2020 (mean score 3.38 vs 3.27 respectively, P=.0021). The percentage of participants willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 was assessed by the means of either-or questions, and was equally high in both surveys (>90%), which is quite reassuring, despite metrics based on categorical scales cannot identify hesitant subjects.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; online surveys; vaccines; vaccine literacy

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