Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program on Presenteeism and Absenteeism among Healthcare Workers in Poland.

Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program on Presenteeism and Absenteeism among Healthcare Workers in Poland.

Publication date: Dec 24, 2023

There is sufficient scientific literature on the effectiveness of registered vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection, but research on the impact of the COVID-19 vaccination program on social and economic aspects is lacking. In connection with the above, this study aimed to assess the impact of vaccinations on presenteeism and absenteeism among healthcare professionals in the workplace caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A post-marketing, cross-sectional survey-based study was carried out on a sample of 736 actively employed healthcare professionals. Among them, 215 individuals (29. 21%) were unvaccinated (control group). The study group consisted of 521 vaccinated respondents, with 52. 97% being women and 47. 03% men. A self-administered questionnaire was developed and delivered online to the target population group of healthcare workers. A significant association (p < 0. 01) was observed between the number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine received and presenteeism among the respondents. Among the unvaccinated respondents (2. 30 +/- 1. 19) or those vaccinated with only one dose of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (2. 16 +/- 1. 11), the COVID-19 pandemic had a significantly higher impact on work performance compared to individuals vaccinated with three doses of the vaccine (1. 19 +/- 1. 11). Moreover, a significant association was found (p = 0. 0265) between the number of workdays missed (over the last twelve months) due to COVID-19-related sick leave and the number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine received. The number of workdays missed due to COVID-19 sick leave was lowest in the group vaccinated with three doses (2. 00 +/- 6. 75) and highest in the unvaccinated group (5. 32 +/- 16. 24). Our results clearly show that the widely implemented national COVID-19 vaccination program brings tangible benefits both in medical and economic terms. The extent of reducing absenteeism and presenteeism caused by the coronavirus disease depended on the number of vaccine doses administered.

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Concepts Keywords
Basel absenteeism
Pandemic COVID-19
Poland pharmacoeconomics
Vaccinations presenteeism
Workdays vaccines


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