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Intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose and associated factors in Malaysia.
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 11 30; 18(5):2078634.HV

Abstract

This study aims to provide evidence of hesitancy in receiving the COVID-19 booster vaccine and associated factors in the vaccinated population that have completed a primary vaccination series. An anonymous web-based survey was disseminated to Malaysian adults aged ≥18 years via social media platforms. A total of 1010 responses were collected, of which 43.0% (95%CI 39.9-46.0) declared a definite willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster, 38.2% (95%CI 35.2-44.3) reported being somewhat willing and only 5.7% (95%CI 4.5-7.4) reported being definitely unwilling. Demographically younger participants, those of higher income, Chinese ethnicity and those from the central region reported significantly higher odds of a definite willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster compared to the reference group (somewhat willing/undecided/somewhat unwilling/definitely unwilling). Having no side effects with past COVID-19 vaccination was associated with a significantly higher odds of definite willingness (OR = 2.82, 95% CI 1.33-5.99). A lower (range 6-22) pandemic fatigue score (OR = 2.34, 95% CI 1.75-3.22) and higher (range 24-30) preventive practices score (OR = 2.45, 95% CI 1.80-3.34) were also associated with higher odds of definite willingness. Regarding attitudes toward COVID-19 booster vaccine, having fewer concerns about the side effects of booster vaccination and the uncertain long-term safety of multiple COVID-19 vaccinations were found to create greater odds of a definite willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster. Findings from this study provided insights into demographic characteristics and important behavioral and attitudinal factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine booster hesitancy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, The School of Public Health, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Department of Educational Psychology & Counselling, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Department of Medical Science & Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, PICOMS International University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, The School of Public Health, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, The School of Public Health, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35648441

Citation

Wong, Li Ping, et al. "Intention to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose and Associated Factors in Malaysia." Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, vol. 18, no. 5, 2022, p. 2078634.
Wong LP, Alias H, Siaw YL, et al. Intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose and associated factors in Malaysia. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022;18(5):2078634.
Wong, L. P., Alias, H., Siaw, Y. L., Muslimin, M., Lai, L. L., Lin, Y., & Hu, Z. (2022). Intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose and associated factors in Malaysia. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 18(5), 2078634. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2022.2078634
Wong LP, et al. Intention to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose and Associated Factors in Malaysia. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 11 30;18(5):2078634. PubMed PMID: 35648441.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose and associated factors in Malaysia. AU - Wong,Li Ping, AU - Alias,Haridah, AU - Siaw,Yan-Li, AU - Muslimin,Mustakiza, AU - Lai,Lee Lee, AU - Lin,Yulan, AU - Hu,Zhijian, Y1 - 2022/06/01/ PY - 2022/6/2/pubmed PY - 2022/9/15/medline PY - 2022/6/1/entrez KW - COVID-19 vaccine booster acceptance KW - Malaysia KW - pandemic fatigue KW - side effects KW - vaccine hesitancy SP - 2078634 EP - 2078634 JF - Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics JO - Hum Vaccin Immunother VL - 18 IS - 5 N2 - This study aims to provide evidence of hesitancy in receiving the COVID-19 booster vaccine and associated factors in the vaccinated population that have completed a primary vaccination series. An anonymous web-based survey was disseminated to Malaysian adults aged ≥18 years via social media platforms. A total of 1010 responses were collected, of which 43.0% (95%CI 39.9-46.0) declared a definite willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster, 38.2% (95%CI 35.2-44.3) reported being somewhat willing and only 5.7% (95%CI 4.5-7.4) reported being definitely unwilling. Demographically younger participants, those of higher income, Chinese ethnicity and those from the central region reported significantly higher odds of a definite willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster compared to the reference group (somewhat willing/undecided/somewhat unwilling/definitely unwilling). Having no side effects with past COVID-19 vaccination was associated with a significantly higher odds of definite willingness (OR = 2.82, 95% CI 1.33-5.99). A lower (range 6-22) pandemic fatigue score (OR = 2.34, 95% CI 1.75-3.22) and higher (range 24-30) preventive practices score (OR = 2.45, 95% CI 1.80-3.34) were also associated with higher odds of definite willingness. Regarding attitudes toward COVID-19 booster vaccine, having fewer concerns about the side effects of booster vaccination and the uncertain long-term safety of multiple COVID-19 vaccinations were found to create greater odds of a definite willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster. Findings from this study provided insights into demographic characteristics and important behavioral and attitudinal factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine booster hesitancy. SN - 2164-554X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/35648441/Intention_to_receive_a_COVID_19_vaccine_booster_dose_and_associated_factors_in_Malaysia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -