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      Attitude and associated factors of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among health professionals in Debre Tabor Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, North Central Ethiopia; 2021: cross-sectional study

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      Health professionals, Attitude, Vaccine, Acceptance

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          Control of coronavirus disease through vaccination is not merely dependent on vaccine efficacy and safety. Professional and general public acceptance is vital for the successful control of the virus. This study aimed (1) to assess health professionals' attitude towards COVID-19 vaccine acceptance; (2) to identify factors associated with health professional’s attitude towards COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. An Institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted on health professionals working at Debre Tabor Comprehensive Specialized Hospital. A structured questionnaire containing 16 items was used to assess the attitude of health professionals on vaccine acceptance. Bivariable and multivariable logistic analysis was done to identify factors associated with the attitude of health professionals. In this study, 42.3% [95% CI (36.7–47.6)] participants had positive attitude to COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Age 30–39 years [AOR 2.23; (CI 1.23–4.04)] and ≥ 40 years [AOR 5.51; (CI 2.47–12.30)] of respondents have positive attitude than their counterparts. Also physicians [AOR 3.67; (CI 1.90–7.09)], pharmacists [AOR 4.27; (CI 1.39–13.09)] and laboratory professionals [AOR 4.56; (CI 1.34–15.39)] have higher attitude to COVID vaccine acceptance than nurses. In conclusion, the attitude level of health professionals on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance was poor. Age and profession were factors significantly associated with the attitude level of health professionals for COVID-19 vaccine acceptance.

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                25 June 2021
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                GRID grid.510430.3, Department of Anesthesia, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, , Debre Tabor University, ; P.O. Box: 272, Debre Tabor, Ethiopia
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