A Cross Sectional Study on Awareness and Knowledge of SARS CoV-2 and Vaccination among General Public

Mousigan, M. V. and Harshidha, D. and Kumar, G. Dinesh and Benita, S. and Shailaja, K. (2022) A Cross Sectional Study on Awareness and Knowledge of SARS CoV-2 and Vaccination among General Public. Archives of Current Research International. pp. 9-17. ISSN 2454-7077

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Background Information: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The WHO declared it a global pandemic on March 12th, 2020. Government initiatives play a major role in limiting the spread of infection by educating people.

Objectives: To assess the awareness and knowledge of COVID-19 and vaccination among general public.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study as an online survey over a period of 6 months with 601 respondents. The information regarding the demographics was subjected to descriptive analysis. The study was conducted using a pre-tested semi-structured online Google form and a consent form obtained.

Results: Among 601 participants, nearly 77% of respondents were practicing preventive measures. Nearly 68% of the respondent’s knowledge and awareness about the COVID-19 vaccination was in moderate level.

Conclusion: During this pandemic, there were increased worries and apprehensions among the public regarding acquiring the COVID-19 infection. The disease is not eradicated completely, so it is necessary to educate the public continuously. It is not mandatory to stop the awareness-creating program, and advertising about the disease once the severity of the disease is reduced.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Asian Repository > General Subject > Multidisciplinary
0 Subject > Multidisciplinary
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 05:01
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2022 05:01
URI: http://eprints.asianrepository.com/id/eprint/3566

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