Predictive factors for parent’s decisions to vaccinate children aged 5-11 years against COVID-19 in Urban Area, Northern Thailan

Authors

  • Sasitorn Sripoton Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital
  • Wiroj Wannapira Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14456/dcj.2023.58

Keywords:

predictive factors, COVID-19 vaccine, health belief model, children aged 5 to 11, parents

Abstract

A parent’s decision to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 affected on the vaccination rate of children aged 5 to 11. This study aimed to determine the predictive factors influencing decision making to vaccinate children against COVID-19, among parents or guardians of children aged 5 to11 years, by using the Health Belief Model (HBM). The survey was completed by 773 parents by using online self-administrated questionnaire. The data were analyzed using the odds ratio, 95% CI and logistic regression analysis. The top 3 ranking factors affecting parents’ decision were attitude towards vaccine safety, perceived benefits of vaccine, and attitude towards vaccine efficacy. The prediction equation for parental decision- making =-2.507+ (1.227)parents aged 51-60 years + (1.842)moderate scores for attitude to vaccine safety + (3.065)high scores for attitude to vaccine safety + (1.080) moderate scores of perceived benefits of vaccine + (2.180)high scores of perceived benefits of vaccine. The predictive power is 25.5 %. Findings from this study should support for health care providers to promote strategies for COVID-19 vaccination among children aged 5-11 years.

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2023-12-29

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Sripoton S, Wannapira W. Predictive factors for parent’s decisions to vaccinate children aged 5-11 years against COVID-19 in Urban Area, Northern Thailan. Dis Control J [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 29 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];49(4):706-18. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/DCJ/article/view/259694

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