Vol - 29, Issue - 04
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-24-03-2022-1342
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Abstract : Vaccination is an effective strategy to reduce the burden of COVID-19, but its success is contingent on vaccine acceptance. In order to avoid the vaccination programme failing, it is necessary to address vaccine-apprehensive persons' worries. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of acceptance rate towards COVID-19 vaccine among Malaysians. An online questionnaire was distributed to 599 respondents via convenience method among Malaysians aged 18 years and above. Out of 599, acceptance rate was 89.2% with majority of the respondents were female (68.4%), aged between 20 to 29 and 30 to 39 years (30.2%), married (57.4%), Muslim (61.1%), Selangor residence (34.3%), bachelor’s holder (63.3%), non-health worker (53.1%), and healthy individuals (59.9%). The most likely reason for refusal of taking COVID-19 vaccine was due to the long-term effect of vaccine (49.6%), gender (p=0.017) and occupation (p=0.038) of the respondents were found to be significantly associated with the likelihood of taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The findings showed that Malaysians have a high level of acceptance for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a positive outcome is suggesting that the Malaysian government and other relevant organisations should ramp up their campaign and get ready to roll out the COVID-19 mass immunisation programme to Malaysians. Despite the high acceptance rate, it is still vital to address concerns among the vaccine's sceptics by establishing faith in the vaccine's safety and effectiveness through proper vaccine information.

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