Knowledge and attitude towards the acceptance of vaccination against COVID-19 among healthcare professionals in Morocco
Mohamed Amine Baba 1 2 3 * , Soufiane Bigi 2 , Aya Edhaim 1 , Hind Bimouh 1 , Aziz Naciri 4 5 , Abderrahmane Achbani 3 6 , Arechkik Abderrahmane 7 , Ahmed Kharbach 1 7
More Detail
1 High Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Technics of Agadir, Agadir, MOROCCO2 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, MOROCCO3 Laboratory of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Zohr, Agadir, MOROCCO4 High Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Technics of Laayoun, MOROCCO5 Multidisciplinary Laboratory in Sciences and Information, Communication and Education Technology, Faculty of Sciences Ben M’Sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca, MOROCCO6 High Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Technics of Marrakech, MOROCCO7 Laboratory of Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Epidemiology (LBRCE), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Rabat, MOROCCO* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the knowledge and acceptance of health professionals in the southern region of Morocco in relation to the anti-COVID-19 vaccines.
Methods: This cross-sectional observational study will make it possible to assess the state of knowledge and acceptance of the vaccine against COVID-19 among health personnel in the prefecture of Agadir Idaoutanane, and to determine the factors influencing them, thanks to a self-administered questionnaire. Vaccine acceptance was determined by individuals who opted for vaccination willingly.
Results: A total of 390 health professionals participated in this study. According to the results, there is a predominance of the female sex with a percentage of 63.2% and a sex ratio equal to 0.57. In addition, more than half of the health personnel participating in this study were between the ages of 20 and 30. 365 health professionals (93.3%) were vaccinated against COVID-19 of which 53.1% chose to be vaccinated of their own free will. Multivariate analysis revealed that age, and the question of the development of immunity to COVID-19 are significantly associated with vaccine acceptance.

Conclusions: These observations are worrying insofar as health personnel have frequent and prolonged contact with patients. Hence the importance of improving their state of knowledge and positively impacting their acceptance of anti-COVID-19 vaccines in order to influence the attitude of their patients and the rest of the population.

License

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Article Type: Original Article

ELECTR J MED ED TE, Volume 17, Issue 2, June 2024, Article No: em2405

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmets/14696

Publication date: 11 Jun 2024

Article Views: 74

Article Downloads: 78

Open Access References How to cite this article