Factors Associated with Uptake of Covid -19 Vaccination Among Adults in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State (Published)
Rather than being celebrated, the eventual discovery of systems of vaccination against COVID-19 pandemic was otherwise greeted with pessimism, causing attrition and low uptake of the vaccines in some cultures, especially in African countries. This study assessed factors (social, ethno-cultural, and religious) associated with uptake of COVID 19 vaccines among adults in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design to collect data from 384 adult residents living in Ifo Local Government who were selected using multi-stage sampling procedure. Relevant data was collected for the study with the use of a validated self-developed and well-structured questionnaire instrument consisting of 5 sections labelled (Sections A-E). Descriptive statistics like frequency counts, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the research objectives while multiple regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis. The result revealed that the levels of influence of social, ethno-cultural and religious factors on the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among adults were moderate. Also, there was significant composite influence of social, ethno-cultural and religious factors on uptake of COVID -19 vaccine among adults (F3 383=36.586; p<.05). It was recommended among others that the entire Health Ministry and donor agencies should focus on social settings like family units, community associations, schools, social media, registered clubs and associations to spread right knowledge and awareness on the need for all to get vaccinated.
Citation: Aminu, Serifat Omobolanle ; Okafor, Ngozi Anthonia ; Maitanmi, Julius Olatade (2022) Factors Associated with Uptake of Covid -19 Vaccination Among Adults in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, International Journal of Ebola, AIDS, HIV and Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Vol.7, No.1, pp.1-18