Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 2

Beliefs and Barriers Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination Among the Outpatients Attending the Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Visakhapatnam City, Andhra Pradesh

NV Teja Ranganadham1, Nagarjuna P2*, Ajaz Ahmed Dar3 Neha Shaktawat4 and Rajendra Singh Bhati5

1Final Year BDS student, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3Resident, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vyas Dental College and Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4Resident, Public Health Dentistry ,Vyas Dental College and Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4MDS Student of Department of Public Health Dentistry Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, India

*Corresponding Author: Nagarjuna P, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Received: February 22, 2022; Published: March 08, 2022

Abstract

Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been on healthcare officials' wish lists all around the world. This study aimed to assess the beliefs and barriers associated with the COVID-19 vaccination among the outpatients attending the Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital of Visakhapatnam city, Andhra Pradesh.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out during July and August 2021 among the outpatients attending the Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Visakhapatnam city, Andhra Pradesh. The significance of the connection (contingency) between COVID-19 vaccination acceptability and sociodemographic variables was determined using the Chi-square test. To find the predicted characteristics of vaccine acceptance, researchers performed logistic regression analysis to obtain the odds ratio (OR) and 95 percent confidence intervals (95 percent CI). Statistical significance was defined as a P-value of less than 0.05.

Result: Out of the 600 participants, 244 (40.7%) were ready to take the vaccine, whenever available whereas 356 (59.3%) showed hesitancy. COVID-19 immunisation was more likely to be resisted by older females with a high level of education and a negative attitude toward vaccination.

Conclusion: The outcomes of this study will assist public health policymakers and concerned government officials in implementing effective ways to promote widespread vaccine adoption. When more information on vaccine safety and efficacy is made available to the public by a trusted, centralized source, vaccine acceptability may improve.

Keywords: Vaccine; Hesitancy; COVID-19; Barriers

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Citation

Citation: Nagarjuna P., et al. “Beliefs and Barriers Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination Among the Outpatients Attending the Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Visakhapatnam City, Andhra Pradesh".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.4 (2022): 20-27.

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Copyright: © 2022 Nagarjuna P., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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