COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance, Trust in Vaccine, Anxiety Levels, and Related Factors in Turkish Society.

Publication date: Sep 04, 2023

Vaccine acceptance and trust in vaccines pose a complex process affected by many factors. The present study was conducted to determine coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine acceptance, trust in vaccines, anxiety levels, and related factors in Turkish society. The data of this cross-sectional and descriptive-correlational study were collected with the snowball method by using an online questionnaire throughout Turkey. The study was conducted between March 15 and April 3, 2021, with 3148 participants from 7 regions and 81 cities in Turkey. It was found that the participants accepted the vaccine at 72. 8%, and the trust rate in the vaccine was 66. 0%. It was also found that women, single participants, those who had immune system diseases, and with COVID-19 had higher Coronavirus Anxiety Scale scores at significant levels. According to Logistic Regression Analysis, gender, age, trust in the vaccine, perception of risk levels regarding COVID-19, and coronavirus anxiety levels are factors affecting the intentions of participants to accept/reject the vaccine. It was determined that male participants were more likely to accept the coronavirus vaccine (P = 0. 028). It was found that health-care employees had higher trust in the coronavirus vaccine (P = 0. 006) and acceptance rates (P = 0. 010) at significant levels compared with the general population. The COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rate in Turkish society was found to be high, and the level of trust in vaccines and anxiety levels were above the moderate level.

Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus anxiety level
Employees COVID-19 vaccine acceptance
Snowball Turkey
Turkish vaccine rejection


Type Source Name
disease VO COVID-19 vaccine
disease VO vaccine
disease IDO process
disease MESH coronavirus disease 2019
disease MESH immune system diseases
disease VO coronavirus vaccine
disease VO population
disease VO turkey vaccine

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