Acceptability of COVID 19 Vaccines among Health Care Workers and its Determinants in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021G.C.

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Addis Abeba University


Background: Healthcare workers who have negative attitudes, are averted, or are hesitant about vaccinations share these unfavorable attitudes and tend to recommend vaccination to their patients infrequently(1). Despite the huge efforts made to achieve successful COVID-19 vaccines, a major hindrance can be related to vaccine hesitancy towards the approved and prospective COVID-19 vaccination(2). The willingness to accept the vaccine among health care workers range from 28% lowest in Congo to 77% in France(3,4). Objective: To assess the acceptability of a COVID-19 vaccine among healthcare workers in Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa 2020G.C. Method: Institutional based descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among health care workers of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital. Which is one of the tertiary hospital in the country. The source population was health care worker of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital. Stratified random sampling was used with a final sample size of 384. The data was collected using an online questionnaire. Data was checked for completeness and imported to SPSS 20 software for analysis. Descriptive analysis was done for Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants. Bivariate logistic regression was done for each predictor variable and outcome variable. Multiple logistic regressions were done and statistical significance p-value less than 0.05 was taken as a determinant factor. Result: Of the total 390 health care worker who started the online questionnaire 384 completed it a (98.4% completion rate). Among the 384 participants 256(66.7%) respondents were willing to have the COVID 19 vaccine, 50.8 % were willing to be vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available while 49.2% would delay vaccination until the vaccine's safety is confirmed. Having a high risk of contracting COVID and believing that the COVID-19 vaccine should be compulsory for all increased probability of getting vaccinated Conclusion and recommendation: Healthcare workers are at great risk of contracting and spreading the disease and, unless wide-acceptance of the vaccine is achieved. One of the crucial method is to alleviate fear of side effects.



COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines,Health care workers