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International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

Perception, misconception, myths and fears about the corona virus vaccine amongst women attending antenatal care services in Jos, Plateau State; Nigeria: A quantitative analytic study

Author(s): Otobo D Daniel and Okoro I Ngozi
Abstract: The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the perception, misconception, myths and fears about the COVID-19 vaccination amongst women receiving antenatal care services at PHCs in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria. This was done utilizing a cross-sectional study that utilized a validated data tool with over 250 participants. The highest percentage (36.4%) of respondents strongly agreed that the vaccine will protect them from getting infected, 27.2% agreed to this, 17.6% were indifferent, the least percentages 12.4% and 6.4% were amongst those who strongly disagreed and disagreed respectively. 38.4% agreed that they can lead a normal life after vaccination, 30.4% were indifferent about this, 16.8% strongly agreed to this, 9.6% strongly disagreed and the lowest percentage of respondents 4.8% disagreed. About 34.8% agreed to receive the vaccine if it is proven safe and effective. 32.4% strongly agreed to this, 19.6% were indifferent about this while 8% and 5.2% strongly disagreed and disagreed respectively.
Pages: 19-24  |  204 Views  87 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Otobo D Daniel, Okoro I Ngozi. Perception, misconception, myths and fears about the corona virus vaccine amongst women attending antenatal care services in Jos, Plateau State; Nigeria: A quantitative analytic study. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2022;6(2):19-24. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2022.v6.i2a.129
International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research