Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic and identified as a priority target group for COVID-19 vaccines. We aimed to determine COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rate in HCWs people in France.
We conducted an anonymous survey from the March 26 to July 2 2020. Primary endpoint was the intention to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if a vaccine was available.
Two thousand and forty-seven HCWs answered the survey; women accounted for 74% of respondents. Among respondents, 1.554 (76.9%, 95 %CI 75.1-78.9) would accept a COVID-19 vaccine. Older age, male gender, fear about COVID-19, individual perceived risk and flu vaccination during previous season were associated with hypothetic COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Nurses and assistant nurses were less prone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 than physicians. Vaccine hesitancy was associated with a decrease in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Flu vaccine rate was 57.3 % during the previous season, and 54.6 % of the respondents had intention to get flu vaccine during the next season.
Intention to get vaccinated against COVID-19 reached 75% in HCWs with discrepancies between occupational categories. COVID-19 pandemic had no positive effect on flu vaccine acceptance rate.

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