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07 December 2022: Clinical Research

A Prospective Questionnaire-Based Study to Evaluate Factors Affecting the Decision to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination in 267 Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Poland

Michał Łodyga 12ABCDEF* , Katarzyna Maciejewska 1ABCDF , Grażyna Rydzewska 13ADFG

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938665

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938665

Table 4 History of COVID-19.

VariableValue, n (%)
Vaccinated190 (71.2)
A history of COVID-1960 (22.6)
Severity of the infection
Asymptomatic2 (3.3)
Light26 (43.3)
Medium31 (51.7)
Severe1 (1.7)
COVID-19 history among family77 (29.2)
Severity of their infection
Asymptomatic6 (8.0)
Light25 (33.3)
Medium40 (53.3)
Severe3 (4.0)
Very severe1 (1.3)
Who recommended vaccination?
Gastroenterologist35 (18.6)
Another doctor15 (8.0)
Another patient11 (5.9)
Patient decided for themself136 (72.3)
Other0 (0.0)
Needed certificate from a gastroenterologist or other specialist15 (8.0)
Informed gastroenterologist about the vaccination161 (85.6)
Concerns before vaccination
No99 (52.4)
Yes, but decided to vaccinate73 (38.6)
Yes, convinced by relatives1 (0.5)
Yes, convinced by mass media0 (0.0)
Yes, convinced by a doctor16 (8.5)
Vaccination (household members)
No27 (10.3)
Yes202 (76.8)
Not everyone34 (12.9)
Vaccination (friends)
No7 (2.6)
Yes117 (44.2)
Not everyone141 (53.2)
Influenza vaccination
No219 (83.3)
Yes, vaccinated every year16 (6.1)
Yes, first vaccination in 20207 (2.7)
Yes, vaccinated every few years21 (8.0)
Pneumococci vaccination32 (12.5)
Hepatitis B vaccination137 (71.4)
Other vaccinations44 (16.9)

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