Knowledge, attitude and perceptions towards COVID-19 vaccination among the Pakistani population

Knowledge, Attitude, And Perceptions Towards COVID-19 Vaccination

Authors

  • Sobia Haris Department of Medical Education, Nowshera Medical College, Nowshera
  • Muhammad Haris Department of Anatomy, Nowshera Medical College, Nowshera
  • Farah Deeba Department of Medical Education, Nowshera Medical College, Nowshera
  • Muhammad Jehangir Khan Department of Pediatric Surgery, Makka Medical Center, Nowshera

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i2.165

Keywords:

Attitude, COVID-19, knowledge, perception, vaccination

Abstract

To assess the knowledge, attitude and perceptions towards COVID-19 vaccination among the Pakistani population. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted for about 02 months in COVID-19 clinic of Qazi Hussain Ahmad Medical Complex, Nowshera, Pakistan. Data was collected through non probability convenient sampling after obtaining the ethical approval from Institutional Ethical Review Board (IERB), NMC. Sample size of 385 was calculated. All those who presented to COVID-19 clinic and were 18 years or above and were suspected of having COVID-19 irrespective of gender were included whereas those who were below 18 years and presented for other medical problems were excluded from this study. Results: In the current study male participation was observed more than females (Male=271, 64.8%) and (Females=147, 35.2%). Out of whole sample (n=221, 52.9%) were previously vaccinated. More than half of the study participants were among 18-25 years of age (n=240, 57.4%). Among the whole sample (n=148, 35.4%) participants were married while (n=270, 64.6%) were unmarried and also most the participants were living with joint family system (n=279, 66.7%). Most of the study participants were educated. Conclusion: The present study found high knowledge but low favorable attitudes for COVID-19 vaccinations among the Pakistani population.

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2022-02-28

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Haris, S. ., Haris, M. ., Deeba, F. ., & Khan, M. J. . (2022). Knowledge, attitude and perceptions towards COVID-19 vaccination among the Pakistani population: Knowledge, Attitude, And Perceptions Towards COVID-19 Vaccination. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(2), 132–137. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i2.165

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