parents apos and guardians apos views on the acceptability of a future covid 19 CORD-Papers-2022-06-02 (Version 1)

Title: Parents' and guardians' views on the acceptability of a future Covid-19 vaccine: a multi-methods study in England
Abstract: Background: The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine has been heralded as key to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccination programme success will rely on public willingness to be vaccinated. Methods: We used a multi-methods approach - involving an online cross-sectional survey and semi-structured interviews - to investigate parents' and guardians' views on the acceptability of a future COVID-19 vaccine. 1252 parents and guardians (aged 16+ years) who reported living in England with a child aged 18 months or under completed the survey. Nineteen survey respondents were interviewed. Findings: Most participants reported they would definitely accept or were unsure but leaning towards accepting a COVID-19 vaccine for themselves (Definitely 55.8%; Unsure but leaning towards yes 34.3%) and their child/children (Definitely 48.2%; Unsure but leaning towards yes 40.9%). Less than 4% of participants reported that they would definitely not accept a COVID-19 vaccine for themselves or their child/children. Participants were more likely to accept a COVID-19 vaccine for themselves than for their child/children. Participants that self-reported as Black Asian Chinese Mixed or Other ethnicity were almost 3 times more likely to reject a COVID-19 vaccine for themselves and their children than White British White Irish and White Other participants. Respondents from lower income households were also more likely to reject a COVID-19 vaccine. The main reason for vaccine acceptance was for self-protection from COVID-19. Common concerns were around COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness which were largely prompted by the newness and rapid development of the vaccine. Conclusion: To alleviate concerns information on how COVID-19 vaccines are developed and tested including their safety and efficacy must be communicated clearly to the public. To prevent inequalities in uptake it is crucial to understand and address factors that may affect COVID-19 vaccine acceptability in ethnic minority and lower-income groups who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Published: 2020-09-18
DOI: 10.1101/2020.09.16.20188227
DOI_URL: http://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.16.20188227
Author Name: Bell Sadie L
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/bell_sadie_l
Author Name: Clarke Richard
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/clarke_richard
Author Name: Mounier Jack Sandra
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/mounier_jack_sandra
Author Name: Walker Jemma L
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/walker_jemma_l
Author Name: Paterson Pauline
Author link: https://covid19-data.nist.gov/pid/rest/local/author/paterson_pauline
license: cc-by
license_url: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
source_x: MedRxiv; WHO
source_x_url: https://www.who.int/
who_covidence_id: #20188227
url: http://medrxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2020.09.16.20188227v1?rss=1 https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.16.20188227
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