Malick Ndow1, Phebian Ina Grant-Sagnia2, Baboucarr Cham3* and Mariama Keita3
1Student, Gambia College, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Banjul, The Gambia
2Principal Health Research Officer, Ministry of Health Banjul, The Gambia
3Senior Lecturer, Gambia College, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Banjul, The Gambia
*Corresponding Author: Baboucarr Cham, Senior Lecturer, Gambia College, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Banjul, The Gambia.
Received: September 01, 2022; Published: June 15, 2023
Background: Healthcare workers play an important role in immunization program success and research has shown that their knowledge and attitudes in relation to vaccines determine their intentions for vaccine uptake and their recommendation of the vaccine.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the acceptability of COVID 19 vaccination among health care workers in Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH).
Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used to conduct the study. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select the study population and Simple random technique was employed to recruit the study participants and a sample size of 72 was selected from the clusters. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data was analyzed manually, using descriptive statistic and the result is presented in frequency/ percentages, tables, mean and standard deviation.
Results: A sample of 72 healthcare workers participated in the study and completed the study questionnaire, including 16 (22.22%) male and 56 (77.78%) female. Majority (69.44%) of the healthcare workers were within the age of 20 to 29 years and the mean age was 28.7 years, (Standard Deviation) of (SD) 6.87. Only 45.83% of healthcare workers took the covid-19 vaccine. From the analysis, 62.96% of the doctors took the covid-19 vaccine while only 35.56% of nurses took the covid-19 vaccine.
Conclusion: Acceptability of vaccination against covid-19 among healthcare workers is crucial because health professionals’ attitudes about vaccines are an important determinant of their own vaccine uptake and their likelihood of recommending the vaccine to their patients.
Keywords: COVID-19 Vaccine; Healthcare Workers; Acceptability; Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH)
Citation: Baboucarr Cham., et al. “Acceptability of Vaccination Against Covid-19 Among Healthcare Workers in Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (Efsth). Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.7 (2023): 08-16.
Copyright: © 2022 Baboucarr Cham., 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.