To assess beliefs about safety, effectiveness, and delivery of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine among chronic Gastroenterology and Hepatology patients at an academic health system.
We asked about vaccine beliefs, vaccine concerns, and preferred location to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
A total of 1,215 patients responded (response rate: 37%). Most patients believed that vaccines are safe, effective, and that they would take the COVID-19 vaccine at a medical office or pharmacy. However, we identified important sociodemographic factors associated with vaccine hesitancy.
Patients have high level of trust in the COVID-19 vaccine and are likely to follow their specialist physician recommendations.