Governmental incentives, satisfaction with health promotional materials, and COVID-19 vaccination uptake among community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong: A random telephone survey

Zixin WANG, Yuan FANG, Fuk-yuen YU, Paul Shing-fong Chan, Siyu CHEN

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Abstract

COVID-19 vaccination is proven to be effective and safe for older adults. This study in-vestigated the impacts of incentives and health promotional materials provided by the government on the completion of the primary COVID-19 vaccination series among older adults in Hong Kong. Participants were Chinese-speaking community-dwelling adults aged ≥65 years. Telephone num-bers were randomly selected from up-to-date Hong Kong telephone directories. A total of 440 participants completed the telephone interview. Logistic regression models were fitted. Among the participants, 58.4% had completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Most participants be-lieved that incentives provided by the government had almost no impact on increasing their motivation to receive COVID-19 vaccination, and less than half thought that vaccination promotional materials produced by the government could address their concerns and help them make decisions. After adjustment for significant background characteristics, we found perceived higher impacts of the incentives and belief that vaccination promotional materials produced by the government could address their concern and were helpful for them to make decisions to be associated with a higher rate of completion of primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Perceptions supporting COVID-19 vaccination and less decisional conflict regarding the choice of vaccine were also positively associated with the dependent variable. Government should develop incentives and health promotional materials tailored to the needs of older adults. Copyright © 2022 by the authors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number732
JournalVaccines
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Citation

Wang, Z., Fang, Y., Yu, F.-Y., Chan, P. S.-F., & Chen, S. (2022). Governmental incentives, satisfaction with health promotional materials, and COVID-19 vaccination uptake among community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong: A random telephone survey. Vaccines, 10(5). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines10050732

Keywords

  • COVID-19 vaccination uptake
  • Older adults
  • Incentives
  • Health promotional materials
  • Perceptions
  • Decisional conflicts
  • China

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