Attitudes and Intentions of Health Personnel towards Covid-19 Vaccination in Kaziba Health Zone
Introduction: SARS-CoV-2 is a virus
of the coronavidae family and of the beta coronavirus group, such as those responsible
for SARS and MERS. This Covid-19 is more contagious than SARS and MERS but with
a lower death rate. Covid-19 vaccine is a pharmaceutical tool to control the transmission
of Covid-19 among the health personnel and the general population. The acceptance
of Covid-19 vaccination remains reluctant among the health personnel. The purposes
of this study are to determine the intentions and attitudes of health personnel
vis-à-vis to Covid-19 vaccination and, to determine the reasons for accepting and
refusing Covid-19 vaccination among health personnel in Kaziba Health Zone from
15 to 28 July 2021. Material and methods: our study was descriptive retrospective
cross-sectional study. A random sampling method was carried out to collect the data
through survey questionnaire with 102 health personnel. The data was analyzed
with SPSS and Chi-square test was carried out. Results: the intentions and attitudes
of the health personnel vis-à-vis to Covid-19 vaccination was (31.4%), and the participants
who declared the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination was 31.4%. The health personnel
who accepted the covid-19 vaccine were 21.6%, however, those who refused was 45.1%.
Conclusion: health personnel do not have acceptable intentions and attitudes towards
Covid-19 vaccination. Only nurses and midwives, physicians and healthcare assistance
staff were agreeable to Covid-19 vaccination to control the pandemic. Lack of information
was the main refusal reason for Covid-19 vaccination. The health personnel were
not willingly too mandatory Covid-19 vaccination.
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