Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination preparedness policies in US hospitals

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Sep;43(9):1256-1258. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.181. Epub 2021 Apr 19.


We surveyed infectious disease specialists about early coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination preparedness. Almost all responding institutions rated their facility's preparedness plan as either excellent or adequate. Vaccine hesitancy and concern about adverse reactions were the most commonly anticipated barriers to COVID-19 vaccination. Only 60% believed that COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • COVID-19* / prevention & control
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Policy
  • Vaccination


  • COVID-19 Vaccines