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Knowledge, Acceptance, and Attitude Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination among Indian Population - A Cross-Sectional Study

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)

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Page : 1040-1044

Keywords : COVID-19; vaccine; Vaccine acceptance; Knowledge and attitude towards COVID-19 vaccine;

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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected more than 200 countries causing loss of life and livelihood. The accelerated development of the COVID-19 vaccine is vital, and early data suggests that it is both, safe and efficacious. However, the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine depends on various socio-demographic characteristics. This study aimed to understand the knowledge, acceptance, and attitude towards the COVID-19 vaccine in India. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted amongst the residents of various States and Union Territories of India from 3rd to 23rd March 2021. Data on demographic variables, COVID-19 vaccination-related knowledge, acceptance, and attitude were collected using a self-administered online survey. Results: A total of 2660 responses were recorded. The majority 75.66% of the participants were strongly agreed that it is important to get a vaccine to protect people from COVID-19. 71.1% answered yes and showed a positive response towards the vaccination. The majority of the respondents 57.9% were ready to receive Covishield and 42.1 % Covaxin. Conclusion: The following study has helped to understand the percentage of people who are hesitant to take the vaccine and also the concerns regarding the vaccine. Developing strategies to decrease public hesitation and increase trust is vital for implementing vaccination programs.

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