Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Prisoners and Staff in Spanish Prisons

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Title: Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Prisoners and Staff in Spanish Prisons
Authors: Vicente-Alcalde, Nancy | Sferle, Sorina Madalina | Franco-Paredes, Carlos | Tuells, José
Research Group/s: Salud Comunitaria (SALUD)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: COVID-19 | Vaccine | Acceptance | Prisons | Public health
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2023
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Vicente-Alcalde N, Sferle SM, Franco-Paredes C, Tuells J. Acceptance of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Prisoners and Staff in Spanish Prisons. Vaccines. 2023; 11(10):1547.
Abstract: The COVID-19 vaccination of prisoners and prison staff represents a public health intervention to reduce the impact of the pandemic in conglomerate settings. In Spanish prisons, the road map of the Ministry of Health was followed to protect the population at risk. We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination by prisoners and prison staff in a prison in Alicante, Spain. We analyzed data obtained through a standardized, self-administered, and anonymous questionnaire; 1016 prisoners and 288 prison staff responded to the survey. The majority of inmates and staff reported no history of symptomatic COVID-19, 90.15% and 91.66%, respectively. Respondents reported that 88.72% agreed to be vaccinated and 89.64% would recommend the vaccine to others. Approximately 89% believe that the benefit of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is greater than the risk, and 70.55% reported that vaccination should be mandatory for inmates and staff to participate in some activities. The acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination among prisoners and prison staff is high in a Provincial Prison in Spain. Elevated acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination in prisons is a major factor in public health intervention and vaccine equity.
ISSN: 2076-393X
DOI: 10.3390/vaccines11101547
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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