DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20213784

A cross sectional study on COVID-19 vaccine acceptances and barriers to vaccination in district Jhansi

Vimal Arya, Mahendra Chowksey

Abstract


Background: The long-term control of the pandemic COVID-19 pandemic hinges on the uptake of vaccine and high immunization uptake is critical. Vaccine hesitancy is one of the top 10 threats to global health. Hesitancy will be a challenge to curbing this pandemic.

Methods: A cross‐sectional study was done among the population in Jhansi where data was collected through an online questionnaire using Google forms and was distributed using social media platforms. Total of 220 data was collected.

Results: 80.2% of the respondents were willing to get vaccinated. 78.9% of the respondents have taken previous vaccinations by the government. 70 of them trust government health care departments and media (82.2%) is the least trusted platform regarding vaccination. Majority agreed to the perceived benefits of COVID-19. 80.3% were willing to take free vaccination. 46.9% were willing to pay for COVID vaccine.

Conclusions: The scenario in Jhansi was positive towards the vaccination drive and majority of them were willing to get vaccinated. But strategies must be made effective in terms of elevating the barriers to vaccination.


Keywords


Barriers to COVID-19 vaccine, COVID-19 pandemic, Benefits of COVID-19 vaccine, Vaccine acceptance, Vaccine communication

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