DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20212108

Acceptability of COVID-19 vaccine among medical students: a cross-sectional analysis

Leela G. R., Pandurangaiah R., Rajamma C. K.

Abstract


Background: After the announcement of vaccine in India for health care worker, medical students is one among them, they are exposed to the COVID-19 patients. Vaccination plays crucial role in controlling the pandemic, study to know the acceptability of vaccine.

Methods: Total of 1030 medical students are enrolled in the prospective cross-section study done in Kerala. Online Questionnaire was filled between 1st January 2020 to 28th February 2021 and data collected and analysed.

Results: Out of 1030 students we found that high rate of acceptability, 710 (67%) of students willingness to take vaccine if eligible. Females (73%) are more willing to accept vaccine then male (65%), students as good knowledge, attitude and practice towards COVID-19.

Conclusions: As these students are come in health care worker we need to cover 100% vaccination in them this will be the direct impact on the general population. Increase awareness of medical college students about current available vaccine to reduce hesitancy.


Keywords


COVID-19, Medical student, Acceptance, COVID vaccine

Full Text:

PDF

References


Chou R, Dana T, Buckley DI, Selph S, Fu R, Totten AM. Epidemiology of and risk factors for coronavirus infection in health care workers. Ann Int Med. 2020;173(2):120-36.

Mahajan NN, Mathe A, Patojar GA. Prevalence, clinical presentations and treatment outcomes of COVID-19 among healthcare workers at a dedicated hospital in India. J Assoc Phys India. 2020;68(12):16-21.

MoHFW. Frequently asked questions: COVID-19 vaccination. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi; 2021. Available at: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/covid_vaccination/vaccination/index.html. Accessed on 15 January 2021.

Sah R, Shrestha S, Mehta R, Sah SK, Rabaan AA, Dhama K, et al. AZD1222 (Covishield) vaccination for COVID-19: Experiences, challenges, and solutions in Nepal. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2021;40:101989.

Bharat Biotech Announces Phase 3 Results of COVAXIN®: India’s First COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates Interim Clinical Efficacy of 81%. Bharat Biotech International Ltd., Hyderabad; 2021. Available at: https://www.bharatbiotech.com/images/press/covaxin-phase3-efficacy-results.pdf. Accessed on 15 January 2021.

Manning ML, Gerolamo AM, Marino MA, Hanson-Zalot ME, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M. COVID-19 vaccination readiness among nurse faculty and student nurses. Nursing Outlook. 2021.

Fisher KA, Bloomstone SJ, Walder J, Crawford SL, Fouayzi H, Mazor KM. Attitudes Toward a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. 2020;173:964-73.

Gagneux-Brunon A, Detoc M, Bruel S, Tardy B, Rozaire O, Frappe P, et al. Intention to get vaccinations against COVID-19 in French healthcare workers during the first pandemic wave: a cross sectional survey. J Hosp Infect. 2021;108:168-73.

Wang K, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK, et al. Intention of nurses to accept coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination and change of intention to accept seasonal influenza vaccination during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey. Vaccine. 2020;38(45):7049-56.

Fisher KA, Bloomstone SJ, Walder J, Crawford SL, Fouayzi H, Mazor KM. Attitudes Toward a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine. Ann Intern Med. 2020;173:964-73.

Malik AA, McFadden SM, Elharake J, Omer SB. Determinants of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in the US. Clin Med. 2020;26:100495.

Kose S, Mandiracioglu A, Sahin S, Kaynar T, Karbus O, Ozbel Y. Vaccine hesitancy of the COVID-19 by health care personnel. Int J Clin Pract. 2020;13917.

Szmyd B, Bartoszek A, Karuga FF, Staniecka K, Błaszczyk M, Radek M. Medical 355 Students and SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination: Attitude and Behaviors. Vaccines (Basel). 2021;9(2):128.