Vaccination Between Acceptance And Refusal: The Case Of The Covid-19 Vaccine

Hajar El Omari, Abdelkader Chahlaoui, Khadija Ouarrak, Fatima Zahra Talbi, El Ouali Alami


Background : The COVID-19 vaccine was developed as a necessary last resort to address the pandemic. However, the availability of the vaccine raises concerns about the acceptance of administering the vaccine by the population. Objective:The objective of this work is to determine the perception of university students regarding the covid-19 vaccine. Methods: To achieve our objective a survey was conducted online between March and April 2021 in the different existing social networks of university students. The statistical analysis of the data was done by Chi-square test and correlation test.Results: This study shows that 63% agree to be vaccinated and 62.2% believe that the vaccine is safe. However, 37% refuse to administer the vaccine and declare their concern and lack of confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccine against covid-19.Conclusion: In the light of these results, we note that a significant part of the Moroccan student population refuses the vaccine and does not have confidence in the vaccine against covid-19, hence the need to launch awareness and health education programs to improve the knowledge of the student population before the vaccination program reaches them.


COVID-19, perception, Vaccine acceptance, university students, Morroco.

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