Motivators and Barriers: Factors Influencing the Willingness of VSUIHS Students to Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive
Authors: Krista Julesa B. Galo, Janine Kaye S. Tabudlong and Heart B. Yokingco
Received: September 2, 2022 | Revised: December 21, 2022 | Accepted: December 30, 2022
Vaccination is typically the most effective approach for reducing infectious diseases. However, individuals and groups may choose to delay or refuse immunization because of hesitancy. Only a few research have looked into the occurrence and factors of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Leyte. Hence, this research was carried out with the primary goal of determining the factors that influence COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and refusal, particularly among students at Visayas State University Integrated High School. An online survey created through Google Forms was used and a total of 212 individuals answered the survey. A binary logistic regression was used in evaluating the motivating factors and barriers to participate in the vaccination drive. The results show that vaccine hesitancy is predicted by an increase in medical conditions and level of fear in acquiring COVID-19. On the other hand, having a high level of knowledge about COVID-19 vaccine can predict vaccine acceptability. The findings suggest the importance of providing additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine to students in order to reduce vaccine hesitancy.
Keywords: vaccine, COVID-19, hesitancy, acceptability, factors, VSUIHS
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Galo, K. J. B., Tabudlong, J. K. S., and Yokingco, H. B. (2022). Motivators and Barriers: Factors Influencing the Willingness of VSUIHS Students to Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive. Review of Socio-Economic Research and Development Studies, 6(2), 64-83. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7844496