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Willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in people with multiple sclerosis - UK MS Register survey / Yun Huang, Jeff Rodgers, Rod Middleton, Aravindhan Baheerathan, Katherine Tuite-Dalton, David Ford, Richard Nicholas, Ms Register Research Group

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders, Volume: 55, Pages: 103175 - 103175

Swansea University Authors: Jeff Rodgers, Rod Middleton, Katherine Tuite-Dalton, David Ford

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 27th July 2022

DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103175

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Background & Methods: We conducted an online COVID-19 survey as the vaccines became available, utilising the UK MS Register, to understand people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) views on COVID-19 vaccination and the subsequent vaccine uptake rates.Results & Conclusion: 94.4% of 3191 pwMS surv...

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Published in: Multiple sclerosis and related disorders
Published: 2021
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa57795
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Abstract: Background & Methods: We conducted an online COVID-19 survey as the vaccines became available, utilising the UK MS Register, to understand people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) views on COVID-19 vaccination and the subsequent vaccine uptake rates.Results & Conclusion: 94.4% of 3191 pwMS surveyed indicated they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, while 5.6% would not. PwMS who have previously had an influenza vaccine, increasing age and the perception of having sufficient information about the vaccine were associated with increased likelihood of getting a vaccine. 51.7% of 3191 pwMS completed a follow-up survey indicating they received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The proportion having had the vaccination based on their prior opinions was 53.2% in ‘Yes’ group and 27.0% in ‘No’ group, the latter reflecting a change based on their initial views. More information on COVID-19 vaccine safety in pwMS would be helpful for people to make informed decisions.
Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis, Covid-19, Vaccine, Vaccination, Uk Ms Register
College: Swansea University Medical School
Start Page: 103175
End Page: 103175