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Prevalence of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among dentists in Turkey

Yıl 2022, Cilt 3, Sayı 2, 86 - 96, 31.05.2022

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Background: Although dentists are among high-risk groups for COVID-19 due to their practice requiring to be in close proximity to patients’s oral cavities, there is a clear lack of studies on the frequency of hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccines and the factors that influence the said hesitancy. This study aims to determine the factors causing hesitancy to receive COVID-19 vaccines in dentists and the frequency of the hesitancy.

Methods: The universe of this online cross-sectional survey was 23,664. Participants were then selected from the association’s member list using the numbers table. Dentists were selected by random sampling method and the sample size was 458. SPSS 22.0 for Windows was used for the data analysis. Chi-square test was used in the comparison analysis of categorical variables, and the statistical significance level was set as p<0.05.

Results: Of the 458 dentists participating in the study, the mean age was 38±10.5, 133 (29.0%) were male and 325 (71.0%) were female. 59 (12.9%) dentists stated that they have not been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, 399 (87.1%) participants stated that they have.

Conclusions: In this study, 87.1% of dentists in Turkey stated that they have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine; proving that there is no vaccine hesitation among dentists in Turkey.

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Yıl 2022, Cilt 3, Sayı 2, 86 - 96, 31.05.2022

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Kaynakça

  • 1. Guan W, Ni Z, Hu Y, Liang W, Ou C-Q, He J-X et al. Clinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 in China. New Engl J Med. 2020;382:1708–20.
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  • 3. Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, Ren L, Zhao J, Hu Y et al. Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Lancet. 2020;395:497–506.
  • 4. World Health Organization. WHO coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Dashboard. 2021. Available at https://covid19.who.int/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2_ CM6eDZ6gIVghh9Ch3nDQm1EAAYASAAEgLqwPD_BwE Accessed March 24, 2022
  • 5. TMA COVID-19 Pandemic 10th Month Evaluation Report. Vaccine Hesitation and Confidence. 2021. Available at https://www.ttb.org.tr/haber_goster.php?Guid=5b50dd24-5993-11eb-a234-396657807ef8 Accessed March 12, 2022
  • 6. FDI council statement on COVID-19 vaccination. 2021. Available at https://www.fdiworlddental.org/vaccines Accessed March 10, 2022
  • 7. Journal of the Turkish Dental Association. COVID-19 continues to take lives. 2021. Available at http://www.tdb.org.tr Accessed March 13, 2022. Turkish.
  • 8. Gür E. Vaccine hesitancy - Vaccine refusal. Turk Pediatri Ar. 2019;54:1–2.
  • 9. Kutlu R. Childhood vaccines. J Fam Med-Special Topic. 2017;8:311-8.
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  • 12. COVID-19, Different COVID-19 Vaccines. 2021. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html Accessed March 13, 2022
  • 13. Filiz M, Kaya M. Systematic review of studies to determine factors affecting vaccine rejection / instability / contrast. Turk Res J Academ Soc Sc. 2019;2:1-7.
  • 14. Report of the Sage Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy. 2021. Available at https://www.thecompassforsbc.org/sbcc-tools/reportsage-working-group-vaccine-hesitancy Accessed March 20, 2022
  • 15. World Health Organization. Ten threats to global health in 2019. 2019. Available at https://www.who.int/news-room/spotlight/tenthreats-to-global-health-in-2019 Accessed March 20, 2022
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  • 27. Salali GM, Uysal MS. COVID- 19 vaccine hesitancy is associated with beliefs on the origin of the novel coronavirus in the UK and Turkey. Psychol Med. 2020;19;1-3.

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Nevra KARAMÜFTÜOĞLU (Sorumlu Yazar)
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ankara, Turkey
0000-0002-5045-5551
Türkiye


Fatma Semanur KORKMAZ ÖNER
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ankara, Turkey
0000-0003-3570-4799
Türkiye


Asiye UĞRAŞ DİKMEN
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ankara, Turkey
0000-0002-3204-7562
Türkiye


Seçil ÖZKAN
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ankara, Turkey
0000-0003-1572-8777
Türkiye

Yayımlanma Tarihi 31 Mayıs 2022
Başvuru Tarihi 26 Mart 2022
Kabul Tarihi 21 Nisan 2022
Yayınlandığı Sayı Yıl 2022, Cilt 3, Sayı 2

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APA Karamüftüoğlu, N. , Korkmaz Öner, F. S. , Uğraş Dikmen, A. & Özkan, S. (2022). Prevalence of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among dentists in Turkey . Archives of Current Medical Research , 3 (2) , 86-96 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/acmr/issue/70106/1093699

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