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Acceptability of c2019 coronavirus disease among medical personnel in Ghana

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Abstract: Because medical workers are a reliable source of coronavirus diseases in 2019, their acceptance or rejection of covid-19 vaccine will affect the general population. Absorption of c2019 coronavirus disease in this study, we tried to determine the acceptability of cvid-19 vaccine among medical staff in Ghana. Using a cross-sectional design, we collected data from 234 medical and nursing personnel through a self-administered online survey from January 16 to February 15, 2021. Descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate analyses were performed using Stata version 15. The results showed that 39.3 (n   =   92) of 2019 patients with coronavirus disease planned to receive covid-19 vaccine. Gender (AOR) and other factors   =   0.451; Confidence interval 95 (0.240 – 0.845;), Health care worker category (AOR)   =   2.851; 95 CI :1.097–7.405;), relativebeing diagnosed with COVID-19 (AOR = 0.369; CI 95 0.145–0.941; ), and trust in the accuracy of the measures taken by the government in the fight against COVID-19 (AOR = 2.768; CI 95 : 1.365–5.616; ) proved to be significant predictors of the acceptability of the COVID-19 vaccine. Concerns about the safety of vaccines (n = 93, 65.5 ) and the adverse side effects of the vaccines (n = 23, 14.8 ) were identified as the main reasons why health care workers would decline uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana. The self-reported low intention of health care workers in Ghana to accept COVID-19 vaccines necessitates an urgent call from the Government of Ghana and other stakeholders to address health care workers' concerns about the safety and adverse side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, as this would increase vaccine uptake. Interventions must also take into consideration sex and the category of health care workers to achieve the desired results.

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