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Acceptance On COVID-19 Vaccination Among The Residents Of The Second District Of Pangasinan

Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition
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Krizzia A. dela Calzada, Christopher R. Bañez
COVID-19 Vaccination, acceptance, Pangasinan.
Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been an emerging global health threat that claimed millions of lives and paralyzed nation’s economy. With this, immunization is highlighted as the key towards disease prevention. The present study assessed the acceptance level towards COVID-19 vaccination program. Alongside with this is the determination of the profile of the respondents in terms of age, gender, occupation, highest educational attainment, monthly family income, religious affiliation, presence of comorbidity and sources of information regarding COVID-19 vaccination. Likewise, the common concerns towards the vaccine were sought. A hypothesis on the significant correlation between the profile of the respondents and their level of acceptance towards COVID-19 vaccine was tested as well as the significant difference on the acceptance level across the profile variables. The study employed descriptive-correlational research design. A sample of 211 eligible vaccinees from Lingayen, Pangasinan was surveyed using a questionnaire. The group was dominated by mid-adults, female, with good educational background and employed but are earning below the minimum wage, Roman Catholics and without comorbidity. Results revealed that healthcare workers are the primary source of information regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The respondents in general have moderate acceptance to COVID-19 vaccination with vaccine side effects, safety and effectiveness the main concerns. The level of acceptance is significantly correlated to their age, gender, highest educational attainment, occupation, monthly family income, religious affiliation and presence of comorbidity. Further, there is a statistically significant difference on level of acceptance of the respondents when grouped according to age, gender, monthly income, religious affiliation and comorbidity status. Likewise, regardless of highest educational attainment and occupation the acceptance level of the respondents is comparable to each other. An intensive information dissemination campaign regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Program is crucial to boost vaccine confidence by the public alongside with strengthening of the capacity and capability of the health implementers. Further analysis of the results by conducting qualitative research is also recommended.
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