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Factors Influencing the Intention to Get COVID-19 Vaccine: A Study in the Context of Jakarta, Indonesia

Verra, . (2021) Factors Influencing the Intention to Get COVID-19 Vaccine: A Study in the Context of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract:BACKGROUND – This study examined the predictors in influencing intention to get COVID-19 vaccines among Indonesian adults. METHODS – Three hundred seventy-eight adults in the Special Capital Region of Jakarta completed an online survey from 13 April - 01 May 2021. A hierarchical linear regression analysis was performed to investigate associations between trust in different institutions, perceived benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, belief in COVID-19 conspiracy theories, concerns shared by people within one's network, concerns about the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination, and vaccination intention. RESULTS – Regression analysis reveals that 54% of the variance for the intention to get a COVID-19 vaccine is explained by the predictors selected for the study. Trust in vaccine manufacturers and perceived benefits of COVID-19 vaccination were positively associated with intention, while belief in conspiracy theories and concerns about the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination were negatively associated with intention. Trust in national government, health experts, media reporting, and concerns shared by people within one's network did not significantly influence intention. CONCLUSIONS – Continuous engagement with the public in enhancing trust, providing timely and factual information on COVID-19, and focusing on the benefits and safety of vaccination is recommended.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86365
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