PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOR TOWARDS COVID-19 VACCINE AMONG STUDENTS AND FACULTIES OF NURSING COLLEGES AT GUJARAT

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CHRISTIAN SELINA
. PARMARANUSHKA
PATEL DEVANSHI
BHATT DHRUTI
DALWADI JINAL
BRAHMBHATT MANJARI
HIRAL JANKI
KAILASH NAGAR

Abstract

Introduction: Perception and behavior towards corona vaccine among peoples in India was poor due to some side effects and negative media publicity in primary phases of vaccination. India has developed two types of vaccine (Covaxin and covidshield). During primary phase of corona vaccine we don’t have appropriate research and literature, about side effects and how far vaccine is reliable that why due so some miner side effect and negative media publicity peoples are very scared to take vaccine. So few peoples were started denial get vaccinated. The researcher wan to explore the positivity through the research result to reduce the negative mindset of the peoples toward corona vaccine, Because in India few peoples has fear to take vaccine against corona due to negative media publicity and scared of side effect.

Objective: To assess the existing level of perception and behaviour toward COVID 19 vaccine and to find out the association between selected socio-demographic variables.

Methods: Descriptive cross sectional survey research design was used and non-probability (snowball) sampling method was used to drawn samples through online Google form, all questions were plots on Google form and inform consent form also has been taken online prior to data collection from the samples.

Prior to data collection written setting permission obtain from nursing colleges principals, for the data collection researcher were selected total 03 nursing institutes. The total sample size was 254 nursing college students and faculties.

The tool consist of following Section-01 Demographic variables, section-02 Nursing students and faculties information related to covid-19 vaccination during 1st and 2nd dose and Section-3 Questions related to perception and behaviour towards COVID 19 vaccine.

Descriptive statistics applied where, data were analyzed by using SPSS software, and Frequency, percentage, tables etc. were used to represent the statistical data in the tables and graph and figure. Chi-square test was used to assess the significant association between the demographic and level of perception to test the hypothesis.

Results: Out of 254, 245(96.45%) were belong age 17-25 years, 219(86.22%) were females, 53(20.87%) were study Diploma course and 178(70.08%) were study degree course, 223(87.79%) belong to Hindu, religion, 227(89.37%) were Unmarried, 134(52.75%) were from urban area, and rest 120 (47.24%) belongs to Rural area. Sources of information about COVID 19 vaccine 109(42.92%) got from online media, 44(17.32%) from television, 243(95.67%) received free of cost corona vaccine, 199(78.35%) mindset was not influenced by negative media publicity about vaccine, 248(97.63%) do not have any co-morbidities. 219(86.22%) taken Covid-19 vaccine empty stomach. 221(87%) of samples were taken willingly vaccine, 205(80.71%) of samples were received covidshield vaccine and others 49(19.29%) were taken Covaxin, 109(42.91%) samples noticed mild fever, 53(20.87%) samples noticed moderate fever, 18(7.08%) noticed severe fever and rest 74(29.13%) didn’t noticed fever.

Conclusions: Regarding perception and behaviour towards COVID 19 vaccine, the majority of samples has good perception and behaviour, 74.00% has good perception and only 23.00 had moderate to poor perception, majority of participant were willingly taken vaccine and agree to recommend to others, not evidence any serious side effect due to vaccination.

Keywords:
Covaxin, covidshield, DPCN, WHO, nursing, college, fever

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SELINA, C., PARMARANUSHKA, ., DEVANSHI, P., DHRUTI, B., JINAL, D., MANJARI, B., JANKI, H., & NAGAR, K. (2021). PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOR TOWARDS COVID-19 VACCINE AMONG STUDENTS AND FACULTIES OF NURSING COLLEGES AT GUJARAT. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 11(4), 70-78. Retrieved from http://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIR/article/view/2580
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