Perceptions and Attitudes of Individuals Over 18 Living in Konya Province About Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccine
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Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions and attitudes of individuals over the age of 18 living in Konya about the Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. The universe of the research consisted of all individuals over the age of 18 living in Konya. The sample group consisted of 528 volunteers, which could be reached by random sampling method. In the collection of data, Personal Information Form, Scale for Evaluation of Perceptions and Attitudes towards the COVID-19 Epidemic and Attitudes towards the COVID-19 Vaccine Scales were delivered to individuals in online survey format via social media and e-mail. Results: It was observed that the individuals participating in the study mostly preferred the media for vaccine information. It was observed that there was a positive attitude towards the COVID-19 vaccine in the attitudes scale sub-dimensions of age and income variables. It was determined that there was a significant difference between vaccination information and COVID-19 vaccination status and some sub-factors of the scale. When the perceptions and attitudes of individuals over the age of 18 living in Konya were examined, it was determined that the general (illness) perception, the perception of control towards the disease, and the perception of the factors causing the disease were high.Conclusion: It was determined that although they thought that they could get rid of the COVID-19 epidemic with a vaccine or be protected, they were hesitant to trust the vaccines developed.
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