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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.123, No.7, p.470–474, 2022

Title: Physicians´ perceptions of working in mass vaccination sites during COVID-19 pandemic
Author: Laura HREHOVA, Bohumil SEIFERT, Alessandro de SIRE, Kamal MEZIAN

Abstract: BACKGROUND: This survey was aimed to obtain the characteristics of physicians operating in mass vaccination sites (MVS), emphasizing their motivation to work there.
METHOD: We conducted a nationwide cross-sectional internet-based survey involving physicians operating in MVS during the COVID-19 pandemic. The questionnaire comprised demographic characteristics and questions regarding the perception of physicians working in MVS.
RESULTS: In total, 140 questionnaire responses were analysed. There were 98 female (70 %) and 42 male (30 %) physicians. Fifty-five were residents (39.3 %), and 85 were attending physicians (60.7 %). As the main motivation for participating in MVS, residents (43.6 %) reported a financial benefit, while moral responsibility was more common in attending physicians (50.6 %), (p0.05). Physician burnout was more prevalent (32 %) in those study participants, who worked in MVS as part of their work duty. 48 % of these physicians expressed no willingness to work in MVS in the future. All the respondents, who reported the professional experience as their main motivation to work in MVS expressed their will to work in MVS again.
CONCLUSIONS: The financial aspect was the most important motivational factor among residents, while moral responsibility was decisive for the attending physicians. Physicians, who participated in MVS as a work duty presented both the most prevalent self-perceived burnout syndrome (32 %) and the hesitancy (48 %) to work in MVS again in the future (Tab. 4, Ref. 15)

Keywords: mass vaccination site, COVID-19; healthcare workers, vaccination, SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus
Published online: 06-Jun-2022
Year: 2022, Volume: 123, Issue: 7 Page From: 470, Page To: 474

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