Factors Associated with Not Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccine and Vaccine Hesitancy Among People with Severe Mental Illness in Bangladesh

Asiful Chowdhury, Alex Mitchell, Helal Ahmed, Amina Khan, Asad T Nizami, Gerardo A Zavala, Najma Siddiqi, Kamran Siddiqi, Rumana Huque

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Background and objective: People with severe mental illness (SMI), are at high risk for infection with COVID-19 and for more severe complications and mortality. Vaccines have been crucial for eradicating or controlling COVID-19. Vaccine hesitancy continues to threaten global health and can lead outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Hence research study was conducted to understand prevalence along with change, distribution and associated factors of not up taking COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine hesitancy among SMI patients in Bangladesh.Methods: Data were collected through telephone interviews among 834 and 857 consented SMI patients at two time points (Jun-Aug’21 and Jan-Mar’22 respectively) who were recruited earlier randomly at hospital. Descriptive analyses were done to get prevalence and distribution of unvaccinated and vaccine hesitancy for associated factors. For multivariate analyses repeated measure mixed effect binary logistic regression model were used to get relative impact.Results: At time point 1 and 2, 94.7% and 31.4% SMI patients respectively were found unvaccinated for COVID19 with 63.3% significant (p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17TH VACCINE CONGRESS
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2023

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