University personnel and students’ perspective on COVID-19 vaccine acceptability

Jomell Miranda Santiago, Angelo Reyes Santos

Abstract


Vaccines are life-saving technology that has led to the eradication, containment, or control of infectious illnesses around the globe. Many factors affect the vaccine acceptability of an individual. Thus, this study was conducted to determine the COVID-19 vaccine acceptability and the willingness of the students, faculty and staff of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology to get vaccinated. A descriptive research design and total sampling were used. A questionnaire was made to collect data composed of the profile, their source of information about the COVID-19 vaccine, statements regarding their acceptability and willingness to get vaccinated by the COVID-19 vaccine. Permission to conduct and informed consent was obtained. Data were analyzed using various statistical tools. The vaccine acceptability was generally high and most were willing to get vaccinated. Their primary source of information was from television and social media on the internet. Their willingness to get vaccinated was influenced by their age, sex and the group where they belong in the University. Although more respondents are willing to get vaccinated, some still do not want to get vaccinated. Therefore, health education campaigns and vaccine promotion should be conducted to improve vaccine acceptance during the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.



DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijphs.v11i2.21120

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