Knowledge, Attitude, And Acceptance Of Senior Citizens On Covid-19 Vaccinations
Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2022 Edition
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Roberto F. Mangsat, Christopher R. Banez
COVID-19 vaccination, knowledge, attitude, acceptance, promotion
The COVID-19 Vaccine deployment program is dependent on the global vaccine supply available for the Philippines, and senior citizens are eligible and categorized under first group priority; it is a good start. However, vaccination challenges are still evident during the vaccine rollouts. Thus, this descriptive study determined the knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of senior citizens of COVID-19 Vaccinations. Most respondents of this descriptive study are males and married, already in the late adulthood stage, high school graduates, and have comorbidities, particularly diabetes and hypertension. Pfizer is their most preferred vaccine brand. However, they need more information, and they have an average attitude and average level of acceptance. Younger respondents are knowledgeable, female respondents have a significantly more positive attitude toward COVID-19 vaccinations, and males accept the vaccine more. Senior citizens with higher educational attainment have a higher level of knowledge on COVID-19 vaccinations. Despite being classified as a priory group, those who could not come to the vaccination sites should be vaccinated in their respective houses and based on their preferred vaccines. There should be an enhancement in program innovations related to non-communicable diseases to further cater to their medical needs and more efforts on health education and promotion or advocacies on COVID-19 vaccines in local dialects. Support groups or associations and family members should also participate in promotive activities. Moreover, the proposed "PRIORITY" program should be adopted to help increase the accomplishments in line with the guidelines provided by the DOH, particularly on the COVID-19 vaccination, among others.
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