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      <JournalTitle>The Journal of School and University Medicine</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 7 Issue 4</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>October - December 2020</Season>
          <FirstName>Dr. Daniela</FirstName>
      <Abstract>INTRODUCTION: Vaccination is the only way to achieve group immunity in the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. Efforts to create safe vaccines worldwide have led to 60 vaccines being clinically evaluated at the moment according to the WHO, and the European Medicines Agency has urgently authorized the BioNTech / Fosun Pharma / Pfizer vaccine, a vaccine based on the mRNA technique.&#13;
OBJECTIVES: The study looks at the acceptability and intent of COVID-19 vaccination among medical staff.&#13;
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted between November 3rd and November 12th 2020, by distributing an anonymous questionnaire in online professional groups of medical staff regarding the acceptance of vaccination in general, and vaccination against COVID-19 in particular.&#13;
RESULTS: 612 persons answered to the survey, 164 nurses and 448 doctors.&#13;
207 doctors work in the hospitals, 103 in ambulatory care clinics, 76 in school medical offices and 62 in family doctors offices.&#13;
565 respondents (92,3%) support vaccination in general, while 47 (7,7%) do not.&#13;
43,3% of the medical staff that were a part of this study were vaccinated against influenza this season. 80% of the medical staff supports vaccination against COVID-19, in general, and 47% of the respondents state that they will get vaccinated against COVID-19.&#13;
CONCLUSIONS: The Romanian medical staff supports the vaccination against COVID-19, and the safe vaccination intention is 47%.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>vaccination intention, anti COVID-19 vaccination, medical personnel</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://revista-medicina-scolara.ro/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=9191&amp;title=THE ANTI COVID-19 VACCINATION INTENTION OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL FROM ROMANIA</Abstract>
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