Intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccination among people in Gaza Strip
Said Abusalem 1 * , Sawsan Abuhammad 2 , Shuying Sha 1 , Madeline Martinez Mar 1 , Yousef Aljeesh 3 , Kamal M Eldeirawi 4
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1 School of Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA2 School of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, JORDAN3 International Public Health, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, PALESTINE4 UIC College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Aims: This project assessed intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccine and its potential influencing factors among adults living in the Gaza Strip.
Method: Data were collected from February through July 2021 when the vaccine distribution just started. An online cross-sectional survey was conducted using social media outlets. The respondents include a convenience sample of 325 individuals who are 18 years and older in the Gaza Strip. Bivariate statistics and logistic regressions were used to investigate the factors related to intention to receive vaccine.
Results: Bivariate statistics found that the intention to get the vaccine is significantly higher for males (as compared to females), less educated, and married. Those with chronic disease are more likely to receive COVID-19-vaccine. However, when the other variables were controlled, only gender, profession, and perceived barriers significantly predicted the intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
Conclusion: This project highlighted variables that are associated with intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccine. These finding may be used to develop interventions to foster the acceptance of the vaccine among the people of Gaza Strip.

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Article Type: Original Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2022, Volume 19, Issue 6, Article No: em412

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/12413

Publication date: 29 Aug 2022

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