Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 301-309

Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children

Authors: Mohammed A. Ezzat, Aseel H. Khayyat, Abdulelah K. Bahabri, Naif G. Alahmadi, Abdulkarim M. Alzahrani, Raed M. Lamfon, Mohamed A. Ali.

ABSTRACT

Background: In 2019, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China. Currently, the disease has affected millions of people worldwide with COVID-19 reaching nearly every country in the world in less than 6 months. This study aimed to determine parents’ acceptance of vaccinating their children for COVID-19 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among parents from Saudi Arabia who had children in the age range of 0-15 years. The exclusion criterion was parents with children aged 15 years and older. The study was performed through an online questionnaire. Ethical approval was obtained from the Research Ethics Committee Unit. Results: This study included 194 parents; the majority (81.4%) were women, and 92.3% were Saudi nationals. Most parents (98.5%) knew that there are different types of vaccines for COVID-19. More than one-half of parents (64.4%) reported that they would vaccinate their children, and the major reason was awareness (85.6%). The acceptance of parents was significantly affected by age (p = 0.04), parents with hypertension (p = 0.012), and the benefit of the vaccine to children (p = 0.001). Conclusion: Parents have good knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine; however, they still have low acceptance regarding vaccinating their children.

Keywords:
COVID-19, vaccine, parental, acceptance, pediatric


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Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children


Authors
Mohammed A Ezzat
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Aseel H Khayyat
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulelah K Bahabri
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Naif G Alahmadi
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulkarim M Alzahrani
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Raed M Lamfon
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamed A Ali
Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed A. Ezzat, Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; mohezzat1997@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 07 Dec 2021
Accepted 23 Dec 2021
Published online 30 Dec 2021
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Ezzat MA, Khayyat AH, Bahabri AK, Alahmadi NG, Alzahrani AM, Lamfon RM, Ali MA. Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


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Ezzat MA, Khayyat AH, Bahabri AK, Alahmadi NG, Alzahrani AM, Lamfon RM, Ali MA. Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=39955 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


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Ezzat MA, Khayyat AH, Bahabri AK, Alahmadi NG, Alzahrani AM, Lamfon RM, Ali MA. Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


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Ezzat MA, Khayyat AH, Bahabri AK, Alahmadi NG, Alzahrani AM, Lamfon RM, Ali MA. Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


Harvard Style

Ezzat, M. A., Khayyat, . A. H., Bahabri, . A. K., Alahmadi, . N. G., Alzahrani, . A. M., Lamfon, . R. M. & Ali, . M. A. (2022) Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. IJMDC, 6 (2), 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


Turabian Style

Ezzat, Mohammed A., Aseel H. Khayyat, Abdulelah K. Bahabri, Naif G. Alahmadi, Abdulkarim M. Alzahrani, Raed M. Lamfon, and Mohamed A. Ali. 2022. Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


Chicago Style

Ezzat, Mohammed A., Aseel H. Khayyat, Abdulelah K. Bahabri, Naif G. Alahmadi, Abdulkarim M. Alzahrani, Raed M. Lamfon, and Mohamed A. Ali. "Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ezzat, Mohammed A., Aseel H. Khayyat, Abdulelah K. Bahabri, Naif G. Alahmadi, Abdulkarim M. Alzahrani, Raed M. Lamfon, and Mohamed A. Ali. "Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 301-309. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


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Ezzat, M. A., Khayyat, . A. H., Bahabri, . A. K., Alahmadi, . N. G., Alzahrani, . A. M., Lamfon, . R. M. & Ali, . M. A. (2022) Parental concept about COVID-19 vaccination for their children. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 301-309. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638719645


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