This research article determined that mass media and peer educators are the predominant source of COVID-19 information for health care professionals.
The findings from this study of medical professionals, medical students, and community workers in Vietnam suggest that mass media and peer educators are the information channels most frequently used for information about COVID-19. This reinforces the importance of the role of mass media and health professionals in disseminating timely and accurate information found in studies in other countries including the United States. With the quickly changing policies and regulations of COVID-19 prevention and control, it is imperative that health care professionals have access to the most up-to-date information, which they would likely access through mass media or peers. The researchers argue that results from this study provide evidence for urgently formulating or re-designing training programs and communication activities to enhance the capacity of the health care personnel who are rapidly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.