What is it about?
This study examined Filipinos' health information-seeking behaviors, specifically their information engagement and apprehension of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, the reasons for vaccination, and how these factors influenced their decision to get vaccinated.
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Why is it important?
We discovered that responses to information engagement and apprehension revealed “often true” and “sometimes true,” respectively. The majority of participants intended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “Concerned about the vaccine's safety” is the most common reason for not getting vaccinated. Female gender, college graduate, employed, and using social media to obtain COVID-19 vaccine information were all significant predictors of information engagement and apprehension. Information engagement and apprehension were predicted by age and religion, respectively.
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This page is a summary of: Filipinos’ health information‐seeking behaviors and their implications for COVID‐19 vaccination, Public Health Nursing, December 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/phn.13034.
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