Examination of Attitudes of Healthcare Professionals in Turkey towards Covid-19 Vaccines

Bostan S., İZGÜDEN D., Akbolat M., Erdem R.

ADAM AKADEMİ Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, vol.13, no.1, pp.219-235, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.31679/adamakademi.1136631
  • Journal Name: ADAM AKADEMİ Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-235
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Vaccination is an effective method for ensuring herd immunity during the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to expand the scope of vaccination, it is essential to vaccinate healthcare professionals and to guide society about vaccination. This study aims to examine the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards Covid-19 vaccines. The study data were collected with the Covid-19 Vaccine Attitude Scale. 420 health workers participated in the study. It has been determined that the vast majority of healthcare professionals are vaccinated, and they would prefer the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine if possible. It has been determined that healthcare professionals recommend vaccination, and at this point, physicians come to the fore the most. There are healthcare professionals who are not vaccinated and have doubts about the Covid-19 vaccine. It is recommended that studies be carried out to address the concerns of healthcare professionals who are suspicious of Covid-19 vaccines and avoid being vaccinated.