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Original Article

Survey on Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination in the Selected Region of North Maharashtra: A Cross-Sectional Study

Gaurav Shriram Patil, Dinesh Dattatraya Borhade, Bhupesh Digambar Patil, Sopan Namdev Nangare, Ganesh Bansi Patil

Keywords : COVID-19, North Maharashtra, pandemic, snowball sampling, vaccine

Citation Information : Patil GS, Borhade DD, Patil BD, Nangare SN, Patil GB. Survey on Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination in the Selected Region of North Maharashtra: A Cross-Sectional Study. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (4):363-368.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_100_22

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, several vaccines have been approved for use and are being distributed globally in various regions. Still, general public knowledge, attitudes, and belief toward COVID-19 vaccination are poorly understood. As a result, the present study aimed to investigate community knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs towards COVID-19 vaccination in North Maharashtra. Materials and Methods: An exploratory and anonymous general population-based Google survey was conducted among 358 participants (64%: 229) male and (36%: 129) female. A descriptive, cross-sectional survey using the Snowball sampling technique was used as a tool for experimentation whereas statistical data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics to determine the variables predicting knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs towards COVID-19 vaccination. Results: As a result, 91.9% of participants were fully informed about the COVID-19 vaccine's development. Around 69.6% of participants experienced that a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may not be proven harmful to the human being. In addition, 79.6% of study individuals were confident that the situation of COVID-19 would be under control after adequate vaccination. As well, 88.5% of participants considered that vaccines strengthen the immune system of an individual. Conclusion: In summary, the findings reflect a better knowledge and more encouraging attitude of participants regarding COVID-19 vaccination in the selected region of North Maharashtra.


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