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Afolabi Joseph F. Awareness and Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake among Adults in Lagos State, Nigeria. JSBCH 2021; 5 (2) :713-718
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Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria. , afasoranti@unilag.edu.ng
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Background: COVID-19 has increased drastically all over the world and one of the major ways to reduce its prevalence is through COVID-19 vaccine. However, some individuals hesitate in accepting the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine which is a major cause of concern to the global health.
Method: this cross-sectional study was conducted on450 respondents were selected through networking system in Lagos state. The COVID-19 Hesitancy Questionnaire with reliability value of 0.67 was used as instrument for data collection. Data gathering was online through Google docs which was circulated via e-mail and WhatsApp platform to the participants. Data Analyzing was done via SPSS 20
Results: The study revealed that 92% were aware of the accessibility of vaccine for COVID-19. Totally, 81.11% had not received the vaccine and the reasons given include misconceptions on the effects of the COVID-19.
Conclusions: COVID-19 vaccine uptake is generally poor among the uneducated than the educated. Therefore, there is need for massive education on the importance of COVID-19 among the populace especially among the less educated.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health
Received: 2021/09/17 | Accepted: 2021/11/7 | Published: 2021/11/24

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