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      Public opinion and attitude towards COVID-19 vaccination among parents of middle school students

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      Chinese Journal of School Health
      Chinese Journal of School Health
      Coronavirus, Vaccination, Vaccines, Legal guardians, Attitude, Students

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          Objective To explore the impact of public opinion on the attitude towards COVID-19 vaccination among parents of middle school students aged 12 to 17 years.

          Methods A total of 477 parents of middle school students were recruited online and offline. News reports and virtual online comments on the vaccination of children aged 12 to 17 were provided for them to read, after which all the parents reported their attitude towards COVID-19 vaccination for their child.

          Results Totally 73.55% of parents were willing to vaccinate their child. In addition, public opinion showed significant impacts on parental attitude towards COVID-19 vaccination ( F = 67.89, P < 0.01). After reading positive opinions (4.02±0.91), parental willingness to vaccinate was significantly higher than other comment conditions; Under the influence of negative opinions (2.56±0.88), parents’ willingness to child vaccination was significantly lower than other opinion groups; There was no significant difference ( P = 0.77) between the neutral opinion group (3.71±0.79) and the control group (3.68±0.81).

          Conclusion The attitude towards child COVID-19 vaccination among parents of middle school students might be influenced by public opinions. Guidance on public opinion is key for child COVID-19 vaccination improvement.

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          【摘要】 目的 探究网绺评论对中学生家长为子女接种新型冠状病毒肺炎疫苗(以下简称“新冠疫苗”)态度的影响, 为 推进12~17岁人群新冠疫苗接种工作提供参考。 方法 采用线上和线下相结合的方式, 选取南京、南通、上海、西安、哈尔 滨、青岛、绵阳等地中学生家长477名。请家长阅读有关12~17岁人群接种新冠疫苗的新闻报道和虚拟的网绺评论, 并在 此基础上填写为子女接种新冠疫苗态度问题。 结果 73.55%的家长愿意为孩子接种新冠疫苗。网绺评论对于家长接种 意愿的影响有统计学意义( F = 67.89, P < 0.01):在正向评论的影响下, 家长的接种意愿高于其他评论条件(4.02±0.91);在 负向评论影响下, 家长的接种意愿低于其他评论条件(2.56±0.88);中性评论组(3.71±0.79)和对照组(3.68±0.81)之间差异 无统计学意义( P = 0.77)。 结论 中学生家长为子女接种新冠疫苗的态度受到网绺评论的影响, 在推进新冠疫苗接种工作 的过程中, 要重视舆论引导。

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          Journal
          CJSH
          Chinese Journal of School Health
          Chinese Journal of School Health (China )
          1000-9817
          01 January 2022
          01 February 2022
          : 43
          : 1
          : 38-40
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          [1] 1School of Pre-school Education, Jiangsu Second Normal University, Nanjing (210013), China
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          j.cnki.1000-9817.2022.01.009
          10.16835/j.cnki.1000-9817.2022.01.009
          dc3be847-642c-4d7e-abd1-cc1e4fe9854f
          © 2022 Chinese Journal of School Health

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          Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pediatrics,Nutrition & Dietetics,Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry,Public health
          Students,Attitude,Legal guardians,Vaccines,Vaccination,Coronavirus

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