KNOWLEDGE AND PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 VACCINE ON ITS ACCEPTANCE

Authors

  • Maliha Shahbaz Department of Oral Biology, Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Saadia Manzar Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rashid Latif Dental College/Rashid Latif Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maha Shahbaz Department of Ophthalmology, Jabel Al Ahmed, Al Sabah Hospital, Kuwait
  • Afsheen Tabassum Department of Preventive Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudia Arabia
  • Shahrayne Rashid Department of Oral Pathology, Rashid Latif Dental College/Rashid Latif Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Farhat Kazmi Department of Oral Pathology, Rashid Latif Dental College/Rashid Latif Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan

Keywords:

Covid-19, Vaccination, Hesitancy, Confidence, Acceptance

Abstract

This study was conducted with aim to determine knowledge, attitude and psychosocial status of community regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in Pakistan. This cross-sectional study was based on an internet survey completed by 3008 participants. This survey comprised of questions related to current vaccine acceptance and the psychological stress. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version 24.0. P-value less than 5% was considered as significant. Participants from high-education and low-income background were more hesitant about getting vaccine, expressing concern about vaccine and its side effects. P-value was significant for these variables. Participants who expressed willingness to get the vaccine were 71%, out which only 29% wanted it by their own will. Increasing the vaccine uptake by population would require propagation of transparent evidences to masses by medical health professionals, as they are most trusted for information by the study participants.

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2023-12-28

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Shahbaz, M., Saadia Manzar, Maha Shahbaz, Afsheen Tabassum, Shahrayne Rashid, & Kazmi, F. (2023). KNOWLEDGE AND PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 VACCINE ON ITS ACCEPTANCE. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23(3), 76–85. Retrieved from http://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/1817