Document Type : Research Article
Background: India is one of the fastest vaccination drives in the world which is globally acknowledged for its well-structured immunization program with high vaccination coverage include technical guidance to the government of India in all areas of the pandemic response. This study determined the knowledge, attitudes, practice and concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccine and assess key areas for vaccination programme.
Method: A web based cross-sectional survey was conducted from 1st to 30 December 2021. The study sample size was estimated at 388 at 50% response distribution. A validated KAPC questionnaire set up via Google Forms and access link was then shared via online platforms. The volunteering participants in this survey submitted completed questionnaire and simple descriptive analyses, including frequencies and percentages were computed by using SPSS software version 21.
Results: The demographic findings of this study showed that major participants were from upper class (66.4%), graduated (76.9%) and from urban area (71.4%). About 17.6% respondents showed their fear about the fast progression of vaccine, while 79.6 % participants showed willingness to take vaccine and only 7.6% participants concerned about serious side effects after taking vaccination.
Conclusion: Community participation for effective vaccination programme can be possible with right knowledge for taking informed decision which includes clear, accurate, consistent strategic communication.