doubt at the core unspoken vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers CORD-Papers-2022-06-02 (Version 1)

Title: Doubt at the core: Unspoken vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers
Published: 2021-12-14
Journal: Lancet Reg Health Eur
DOI: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100289
DOI_URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100289
Author Name: Heyerdahl Leonardo W
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Author Name: Dielen Stef
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Author Name: Nguyen ToTran
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Author Name: Van Riet Carla
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Author Name: Kattumana Tarun
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Author Name: Simas Clarissa
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Author Name: Vandaele Nico
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Author Name: Vandamme Anne Mieke
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Author Name: Vandermeulen Corinne
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Author Name: Giles Vernick Tamara
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Author Name: Larson Heidi
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Author Name: Grietens Koen Peeters
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Author Name: Gryseels Charlotte
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Keywords Extracted from Text Content: GSK HL patients individuals Vaccine Covid-19 vaccines people anti-vaxxers COVID-19 vaccines France, covid COVID-19 contacts NV;
Extracted Text Content in Record: First 5000 Characters:Healthcare workers are a priority target population in current COVID-19 vaccination strategies because of their increased workplace exposure and contacts with potentially at-risk patients. 1 In some European countries such as Belgium, Greece, and France, 2 COVID-19 vaccination is now required for this group. However, studies show that a varying but often substantial proportion of healthcare workers are hesitant about receiving these vaccinations. 3 This is extremely relevant for vaccination campaigns, as healthcare workers are among the most trusted sources of vaccine information and have a direct influence on the vaccination decisions of their patients and social contacts. 4 Furthermore, insufficient vaccination uptake risks increasing COVID-19 infections, most likely leading to more hospitalizations and less available health staff, increasing the workload in hospitals, and thus reducing health system capacities to adequately respond to the epidemic. Health professionals often do not voice their vaccine-related concerns, particularly to colleagues, due to the institutional and societal pressures to vaccinate. We may frame this phenomenon as unspoken vaccine hesitancy. This unspoken vaccine hesitancy appears at a time when people's vaccination status has become a source of widespread tension and social division within and across communities globally. The active polarization between the vaccinated and unvaccinated may further inhibit the expression of anxieties that must be addressed. Especially among healthcare workers, merely voicing vaccine-related concerns entails a risk of being lectured, mocked, stigmatized, or labeled as conspiracy theorists and 'anti-vaxxers'. This risk is compounded by societal expectations that healthcare workers must protect individuals in their care, implying that these workers have a moral obligation to be vaccinated. This moral obligation can exacerbate pressure on health professionals who are hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines. When healthcare workers cannot express their hesitancy, their concerns become more difficult to address. In these circumstance health professionals may also face difficulties cultivating trust in Covid-19 vaccines among the lay individuals whom they attend. As such, unspoken hesitancy could reduce the core public trust in COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination programs across countries. It could also jeopardize future vaccination campaigns beyond COVID-19. Although literature is scarce on the topic, "silent refusals' have been identified as a major challenge to vaccination uptake in Pakistan. 5 Understanding and addressing unspoken vaccine hesitancy is one crucial but unexplored dimension of building overall vaccine confidence in and through healthcare institutions and services. Novel, pro-active, and transdisciplinary approaches are required to identify the most effective responses to this urgent challenge. Giving voice to vaccine concerns in a constructive dialogue will contribute to individual and societal wellbeing and resilience. CS reports a grant from Johnson & Johnson and a grant from GSK on Research on Vaccine hesitance in different European countries. HL reports a grant from Merck on Research on Vaccine hesitancy among health care providers; from GSK on Research on Vaccine acceptance during pregnancy and honoraria for a training session; a grant from Astra Zeneca to run webinars with health care professionals on covid vaccination. CV; NV; TGV; AV have nothing to disclose.
Keywords Extracted from PMC Text: Foundation – Flanders SD LWH GSK HL CG Vaccine CVR NV; FWO- covid
Extracted PMC Text Content in Record: First 5000 Characters:CG, KP, SD, TK, TN, CVR, LWH report a grant from Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO- Research Foundation – Flanders), to conduct social listening of vaccine concerns in Belgium. CS reports a grant from Johnson & Johnson and a grant from GSK on Research on Vaccine hesitance in different European countries. HL reports a grant from Merck on Research on Vaccine hesitancy among health care providers; from GSK on Research on Vaccine acceptance during pregnancy and honoraria for a training session; a grant from Astra Zeneca to run webinars with health care professionals on covid vaccination. CV; NV; TGV; AV have nothing to disclose.
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