Standing alone: experiences of vaccine-hesitant Danish healthcare professionals during COVID-19

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Aim: The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of Danish healthcare professionals who were hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine. Methods: Interviews were conducted over the telephone in January and February 2021. Results: Healthcare professionals experienced the need to avoid impossible conversations about vaccine hesitancy with their colleagues. They felt a lack of knowledge of long-term experience with the vaccine and a need to balance trust in themselves and the authorities. Conclusions: Healthcare professionals who were hesitant towards the COVID-19 vaccine felt they had to keep their concerns to themselves and felt isolated and pressured by their managers. This study is especially important for managers, who must ensure a trusting working environment in which employees can discuss their concerns without feeling pressured.

Original languageEnglish
Book seriesScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)711-717
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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    Research areas

  • Attitudes, corona, COVID-19, vaccination, vaccine hesitancy

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