Student's attitude toward COVID-19 vaccine in health departments at King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Author(s): Mishari HM Alshyarba*, Basmah Mishari H Alshyarba, Waad Abdulwahab A Alalshaikh, Amani Alhazmi and Farah Aziz

Objective: This study aims to investigate Student’s attitude toward COVID-19 vaccine in health departments at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional, self-administered questionnaire-based survey. The study includes 258 health department students (male and female) in Abha, Khamis Mushait and Muhayil of Aseer region. Statistical analysis was performed using descriptive statistical analysis.

Results: The total 258 respondents participated in the research. The female respondents were 87% and male respondents were 13%. Mean of the acceptance ± S.D was 23.45 ± 4.5. 41.1% of the respondents accepted to take free vaccine while 41.5% responded to take vaccine even if it is not free, 17.4% totally rejected to take the vaccine (either free or not).

Conclusion: This study highlights that most of the participants of this study agreed to take COVID-19 vaccine. The rest of the respondents were reluctant to receive the vaccine. They need more health and media education about the vaccine benefits.

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  • S.SREEDHAR

    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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