Perception of Covid-19 Vaccine and Vaccination
Author(s): Raj Kamal Choudhary, Abilesh Kumar, Obaid Ali, Anjum Pervez, Munesh Meena.
The economy, education, business, tourism, health care and every section of the society is severely affected by Covid-19 virus. It challenged the public health system and affected the people physically and psychologically. The Covid-19 virus resulted in economic crisis of every nation and declared as pandemic by World Health Organisation. Though vaccines are developed rapidly, its acceptance among the people is comparatively low and slow. The present study is conducted to identify the vaccination status, analyse the health issues due to vaccination, source of awareness about vaccine and to measure the perception of people of vaccine. It is a quantitative study conducted primary data collected from 655 respondents in Tamil Nadu. The study found that moderate level of acceptance for vaccines and positive perception of vaccine. Vaccination level is lower among female, and in rural areas. It resulted in health issues in the form of fever and cured in a day by tablets. Though the social media plays a vital role in creating awareness it also creates undue hype and anxiety among the people. Regression analysis of the study revealed the changes in the perception of vaccine reliability and social media impact could result in positive perception among people about vaccine. Creating awareness on Covid-19 and the essentiality of vaccination only could prevent the world from the giant hands of Coronavirus. The reliable information in social media could impact a positive perception among the people on vaccine. Thereby, entire world can overcome the pandemic situation, and save the prestigious life of everyone in this beautiful world.