DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20213793

Public knowledge, attitude, practice towards acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine: a prospective cross-sectional study in Bangalore

Aileen J., Sneha Mukherjee, Seema Bista, Manasa Reddy, Chitrasree S., Nikhil Nandaragi

Abstract


Background: The world health organization has declared COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency which has severely affected the health-care system, social networking and economic growth throughout the world. The aim of this study was to develop awareness strategy on knowledge, attitude and perception regarding COVID-19 vaccine among the general public in selected urban area of Bangalore.

Methods: The survey was conducted among 400 respondents of Hebbal constituency, Bangalore, Karnataka (India) through a structured; open and close-ended questionnaire. Content validation was done to assess the validity and factor analysis for reliability. Collected data was analyzed by using ANOVA for testing the quantitative variables (age, gender, education level, employment status) and qualitative variables (knowledge, attitude and perception).

Results: Our results indicate that there is difference of opinion in the aspect of knowledge and perception among various age groups.

Conclusions: The study concluded that there is a sound knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine among the age group of 18-35 years whereas in the age group above 35 years, there is inadequate knowledge about COVID-19 vaccine facts and myths. Therefore, there is high need to create awareness and provide adequate information to the general public.


Keywords


COVID-19, Vaccine, Knowledge, Attitude, Perception, Bangalore

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