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Table 7 Levels of agreement on statements regarding vaccines between nurses and physicians

From: Influenza vaccination: opinions of health care professionals working in pediatric emergency departments

Statements regarding vaccines Role Agree or Strongly Agree
% OR I.C. 95% p
I believe that my risk of contracting a vaccine-preventable disease is low Nurses 53 37.86 4.26 2.63–6.89 P < 0.0001
Physicians 47 14.20
I believe that the risk of transmitting a vaccine-preventable disease to one of my patients is low Nurses 43 30.71 4.03 2.44–6.66 P < 0.0001
Physicians 43 12.99
Vaccines’ benefits are uncertain Nurses 31 22.14 3.4 1.95–5.9 P < 0.0001
Physicians 30 9.06
Vaccines should be required to work as Health Care professionals Nurses 90 64.29 0.52 0.29–0.92 P = 0.0238
Physician 254 76.74
I am afraid of side effects caused by vaccinations Nurse 32 22.86 5.76 3.13–10.6 P < 0.0001
Physicians 20 6.04
I trust the information I received on vaccines Nurses 85 60.71 0.28 0.15–0.51 P < 0.0001
Physicians 281 84.89
Becoming immune naturally by contracting a disease is better than becoming immune with vaccinations Nurses 30 21.43 7.07 3.63–13.75 P < 0.0001
Physicians 15 4.53
Children should receive less vaccines in one visit Nurses 47 33.57 6.44 3.78–10.96 P < 0.0001
Physicians 31 9.37
Children receive too many vaccinations Nurses 21 15.00 4.85 2.37–9.91 P < 0.0001
Physicians 14 4.23
Overall, do you have doubts/worries regarding vaccines?
1 (a lot of doubts) to 5 (no doubts at all)
Nurses 76 54.29 0.19 0.11–0.33 P < 0.0001
Physicians 289 87.31