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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Knowledge and Attitude towards COVID 19 Vaccinations among Patients Admitted in General Medical and Surgical Wards of Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, South India
Amala .V | Sugitha Wils | Sophia Vijayananthan 
Abstract: COVID 19 pandemic had caused a severe burden on the human mankind. Safe and effective vaccination is the significant measure to control the impact of pandemics. This study aimed at determining the knowledge and attitude regarding COVID 19 vaccine among patients admitted in the tertiary care hospital in South India. A descriptive cross - sectional study was conducted in the year 2021 by recruiting subjects using simple random sampling technique. Subjects were asked to fill the self - administered questionnaire on knowledge and attitude regarding COVID 19 vaccination. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to interpret the results. About 20.8% of the patients had adequate knowledge about COVID 19 vaccine, more than half of the patients 60.8% were having moderate knowledge and 18.3% were having inadequate knowledge. Moderately positive attitude towards COVID 19vaccination was noted among 66% of the patients, 23.4% of the patients had negative attitude and 10.6% were showing neutral attitude. There was no association between demographic factors and knowledge and attitude of COVID 19 vaccine.
Keywords: COVID 19, Knowledge, Attitude, COVID 19 vaccine
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 14 - 17