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Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal.

Abstract
Background: COVID-19 hit the world all of a sudden and leaving with no scope but to develop vaccine in the shortest possible time. Scientist across the globe did an exceptional job and developed vaccines. Vaccination is always considered as a precautionary measure against any disease. However, willingness to get vaccinated is individual and voluntary in nature. Willingness is dependent on factors like vaccine safety and side effects, which is a result of many yearsinvested in the process and testing of vaccine development.
Methodology: The study aimed to investigate the knowledge, awareness, perception and attitude of Indian population in the age bracket 18-45 years towards Covid-19 vaccines. An online, self-administered, cross-sectional survey was conductedusing a Google online survey platform and the responses obtained were analysed statistically. Results:Out of 609 responses received, 87% were willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Gender, age, education level, family size, having or not having children at home had no significant impact on the respondents‟ willingness to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Though, urban population (83%) and respondents with annual household income >5 lacs (62%) were statistically more willing to take the vaccine Respondents with a medical history were statistically less likely to take the vaccine (10%) However, previous infection with Covid-19 had no impact on their willingness toward the vaccine. . Majority believed that vaccine is good for protection of self, family and the entire community as it will help developing herd immunity to combat the spread of Covid-19, besides make them immune to the virus. Among the hesitant group, the respondents‟ concern about the vaccine side was the most common reason for their hesitancy to take the vaccine, followed by their belief that Covid-19 vaccines would be ineffective against the virus and its mutants. The major source of knowledge regarding Covid-19 vaccines was mass media followed by internet and then Newspaper or News apps.
Outcome/Conclusion: This study is, perhaps, the first-of-its-kind study, conducted among Indian population in the 18-45 age bracket. Results of the present study will help Indian government devise better vaccine-promoting strategies among the hesitant populations of India, by addressing the key-barriers and influencers, utilizing the sources of information prevalent among Indian population.

Key words: COVID-19, vaccine, willingness, awareness, hesitancy, Indian population, 18 to 45 years


 
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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res.. 2021; 12(5): 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48


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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. http://www.jcdronline.org/?mno=120796 [Access: September 06, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48


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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res.. 2021; 12(5): 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48



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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res.. (2021), [cited September 06, 2021]; 12(5): 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48



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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal (2021) Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. J Cardiovasc. Dis. Res., 12 (5), 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48



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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. 2021. Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 12 (5), 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48



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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. "Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines." Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 12 (2021), 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48



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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal. "Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines." Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 12.5 (2021), 343-350. Print. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48



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Dr. Priya Goel, Dr. Monika Bansal (2021) Perception and Attitude of Indian Population towards COVID-19 Vaccines. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 12 (5), 343-350. doi:10.31838/jcdr.2021.12.05.48





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