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dc.titleSentiments Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination among Graduate Students in Singapore
dc.contributor.authorLim, Lee Jin
dc.contributor.authorLim, Ashley JW
dc.contributor.authorFong, Kevin K
dc.contributor.authorLee, Caroline G
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-09T01:13:05Z
dc.date.available2022-06-09T01:13:05Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-01
dc.identifier.citationLim, Lee Jin, Lim, Ashley JW, Fong, Kevin K, Lee, Caroline G (2021-10-01). Sentiments Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination among Graduate Students in Singapore. VACCINES 9 (10). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9101141
dc.identifier.issn2076393X
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226778
dc.description.abstractAs the COVID-19 pandemic rages unabated, and with more infectious variants, vaccination may offer a way to transit out of strict restrictions on physical human interactions to curb the virus spread and prevent overwhelming the healthcare system. However, vaccine hesitancy threatens to significantly impact our progress towards achieving this. It is thus important to understand the sentiments regarding vaccination for different segments of the population to facilitate the development of effective strategies to persuade these groups. Here, we surveyed the COVID-19 vaccination sentiments among a highly educated group of graduate students from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Graduate students who are citizens of 54 different countries, mainly from Asia, pursue studies in diverse fields, with 32% expressing vaccine hesitancy. Citizenship, religion, country of undergraduate/postgraduate studies, exposure risk and field of study are significantly associated with vaccine sentiments. Students who are Chinese citizens or studied in Chinese Universities prior to joining NUS are more hesitant, while students of Indian descent or studied in India are less hesitant about vaccination. Side effects, safety issues and vaccine choice are the major concerns of the hesitant group. Hence, this study would facilitate the development of strategies that focus on these determinants to enhance vaccine acceptance.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.sourceElements
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectImmunology
dc.subjectMedicine, Research & Experimental
dc.subjectResearch & Experimental Medicine
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectcoronavirus
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2
dc.subjectvaccination
dc.subjectvaccine acceptance
dc.subjectvaccine hesitancy
dc.subjectvaccine rejection
dc.subjectgraduate student
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectUNITED-STATES
dc.subjectWILLINGNESS
dc.subjectPERCEPTIONS
dc.subjectATTITUDES
dc.subjectVACCINES
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-06-07T06:37:23Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
dc.contributor.departmentNUS GRADUATE SCHOOL
dc.description.doi10.3390/vaccines9101141
dc.description.sourcetitleVACCINES
dc.description.volume9
dc.description.issue10
dc.published.statePublished
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