Social Acceptability of COVID-19 Vaccines in Pakistan

Overview

Social settings of Pakistan is unique in the sense that it is composed of multilingual, multicultural and different ethnicities. Also their believes and faiths are so unpredictable. It is therefore observed that this social phenomenon affects the acceptability of new things in this area. Polio vaccination has not worked so well in the past. Iodized salt acceptability has also been criticized in the last decades and is a matter of controversy till now. This behavior has also developed before the commencement of vaccination of COVID-19 in Pakistan, as there are many rumors and fears circulating via social media amongst Pakistan. What will be the acceptance rate for this vaccination, the time will decide.

Full Title of Study: “Social Acceptability of COVID-19 Vaccines in Pakistan: Fear and Social Trends”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: February 23, 2021

Interventions

  • Other: Questionnaire
    • A structured questionnaire will be served to each participant of study after getting the verbal consent from him for inclusion into the study

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Islamabad Group
    • Individuals residing and surveyed in Islamabad
  • Lahore Group
    • Individuals residing and surveyed in Lahore
  • Faisalabad Group
    • Individuals residing and surveyed in Faisalabad
  • Bahawalpur Group
    • Individuals residing and surveyed in Bahawalpur

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Demographics (Age)
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • This is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about their age, their response will be recorded.
  • Demographics (Weight)
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • This is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about their weight and their response will be recorded.
  • Demographics (Gender)
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • This is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about their gender and their response will be recorded.
  • Demographics (Education)
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • This is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about their level of education and their response will be recorded.
  • Demographics (Family set up)
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • This is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about their family set i.e. joint family or separate family and their response will be recorded.
  • Demographics (Residence)
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • This is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about their residence i.e. either in rural area or living in city and their response will be recorded.
  • Attitude, knowledge and behavior about COVID-19 Vaccine and its acceptance or rejection
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • As this is a survey based study in which questionnaire based survey will be conducted. Respondents will be asked about vaccines, knowledge about vaccines, about corona vaccine specifically, about efficacy of vaccines, about efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine. about acceptance or rejection of vaccine, if they will not have a shot of vaccine then reasons, if they will have shots then reason for vaccination. if they are fear off vaccines then their reasons

Secondary Measures

  • Correlation of Age with a particular behavior
    • Time Frame: Till the end of February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination.
  • Correlation of Weight with a particular behavior
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination.
  • Correlation of Gender with a particular behavior
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination.
  • Correlation of Education level with a particular behavior
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination.
  • Correlation of Family set up with a particular behavior
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination.
  • Correlation of Residence with a particular behavior
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination.
  • Respondents Attitude, knowledge and behavior about COVID-19 Vaccine and its acceptance or rejection
    • Time Frame: Till 23 February 2021
    • Statistical Analysis of raw data about age will be computed. Various age groups will be classified and arranged. Frequencies of these age groups will be calculated and will be analyzed about any relationship with a particular behavior about vaccination. t-Test will be applied to observe any statistically significant difference between different co-variates

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adult – Cooperative – Willing to participate in study – Pakistani citizen Exclusion Criteria:

  • Minors – non-cooperative/unconconcious – non-citizen of Pakistan

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 16 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Jafir Hussain Shirazi, Lecturer – Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Jafir Shirazi, PhD, Principal Investigator, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
    • Anam Sharmeen, M. Phil, Study Director, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
    • Asfa Akbar, M. Phil, Study Chair, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
    • Fouzia Akbar, M.Phil, Study Chair, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

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