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Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India

Chetan Bhangale, Teli Shaikh Emaran Shaikh Ismail, Jaiprakash Ramanand, Harshal Mahajan.

Abstract
Background: Large scale vaccination drive from COVID-19 vaccines needs readily acceptance of vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 among general population. Maharashtra being most affected state in India needs studies regarding evaluation vaccine hesitancy among the population.

Aim and Objective: This study was aimed at the assessment of vaccine hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine and possible factors influencing the decision-making process regarding vaccine acceptance among the population in the region of North Maharashtra.

Materials and Methods: The survey was conducted between February 20, 2021, and March 15, 2021, using pre-validated questionnaire utilizing online google form platform among the residents of north Maharashtra. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data.

Results: Majority of 571 (73.9%) participants in our study agreed that the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent corona. Out of 772 responses, 54 participants said “No” to vaccination while 120 participants were uncertain choosing “Maybe” when asked if they will take vaccine. 598 (77.5) participants said “Yes” to vaccination which constituted majority of responses. 129 participants had all four risk factors present among the family members while 184 participants had no family members with risk factors given in questionnaire. More than half (51.2%) of participants were worried about the serious adverse effects of the vaccination. 641 (83%) participants agreed that vaccines provided in other government programs are effective.

Conclusion: This study reflects the concerns about vaccine hesitancy present about the COVID-19 vaccines among the masses. For effective vaccination drive at mass scale, it is imperative to provide reliable information to the population and relieve their safety concerns. Evidence-based information disseminated through proper channels is the need of hour for enabling masses to make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccination.

Key words: Vaccine Hesitancy; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2; COVID-19; Maharashtra


 
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Bhangale C, Ismail TSES, Ramanand J, Mahajan H. Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(4): 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021


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Bhangale C, Ismail TSES, Ramanand J, Mahajan H. Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=127668 [Access: May 02, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021


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Bhangale C, Ismail TSES, Ramanand J, Mahajan H. Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(4): 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021



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Bhangale C, Ismail TSES, Ramanand J, Mahajan H. Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited May 02, 2022]; 12(4): 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021



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Bhangale, C., Ismail, . T. S. E. S., Ramanand, . J. & Mahajan, . H. (2022) Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (4), 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021



Turabian Style

Bhangale, Chetan, Teli Shaikh Emaran Shaikh Ismail, Jaiprakash Ramanand, and Harshal Mahajan. 2022. Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (4), 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021



Chicago Style

Bhangale, Chetan, Teli Shaikh Emaran Shaikh Ismail, Jaiprakash Ramanand, and Harshal Mahajan. "Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bhangale, Chetan, Teli Shaikh Emaran Shaikh Ismail, Jaiprakash Ramanand, and Harshal Mahajan. "Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.4 (2022), 462-467. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bhangale, C., Ismail, . T. S. E. S., Ramanand, . J. & Mahajan, . H. (2022) Assessment of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 vaccines and evaluation of factors associated with it, among the residents of North Maharashtra Region, India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (4), 462-467. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.09352202106102021