Acceptance For Free, Safe COVID-19 Vaccine High Among Indian
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COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among pregnant women and mothers is the highest in India, the Philippines, and some Latin American countries, according to a survey of 16 countries that asked questions premised on a safe and free preventive with 90 percent efficacy. The online survey was conducted between late October and mid-November 2020.

Almost 18,000 women in 16 countries responded to questions about the hypothetical safe and free COVID-19 vaccine with 90 percent efficacy. The findings indicate that vaccine acceptance was highest in India, the Philippines, and all sampled countries in Latin America. It was lowest in Russia, the US, and Australia, the researchers found.

Predictors examination included COVID-19 vaccine confidence, negative experiences with COVID-19, perception of the risk and seriousness of the disease, public trust, general vaccine attitude, demographics, and socioeconomic status. This survey included women aged 18 years or older, currently pregnant or with at least one child under 18 years of age.

Overall, 52 percent of pregnant women and 73 percent of non-pregnant women said they would receive such a vaccine, and 69 percent of all women surveyed said they would vaccinate their children. In India, the Philippines, and Latin American countries, the acceptance was above 60 percent among pregnant women and above 78 percent among non-pregnant women for themselves.

The survey shows over 75 percent of mothers indicated they would vaccinate their children. Vaccine acceptance in the US and Russia was below 45 percent among pregnant women and less than 56 percent among non-pregnant women for themselves, and similar to countries with very few COVID-19 cases, such as Australia and New Zealand.

Source:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10654-021-00728-6
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