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| Published: November 20, 2021

Attitude towards COVID-19 Vaccination in Indian Population

Abhishek Kumar Maurya

Junior Research Fellow, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Pratibha

Research Associate, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nity Sharma

Scientist ‘E’, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, DRDO, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.081.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.081

ABSTRACT

COVID-19 pandemic caused not only widespread anxiety and panic but also hesitancy towards its vaccine.  Public attitude towards vaccination plays an inevitable role in controlling the pandemic. So it is crucial to ascertain vaccine acceptance and overcome vaccine hesitancy in order to reduce the viral load and achieve herd immunity. Therefore, it is essential to study the public attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccine. This study aimed to investigate the attitudes of people in India towards COVID-19 vaccine by developing a self report questionnaire. Data was collected from Indian adults (N=419). The findings of the study show that people in different age groups and gender had significantly varied attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine. This study can be helpful for policy makers and healthcare authorities involved in COVID-19 vaccination drive, in working on reducing vaccine hesitancy and increasing vaccine acceptance, by targeting specific sections of the population and moulding their opinions and attitudes.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.081.20210904

10.25215/0904.081

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021