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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-5

The knowledge and anxiety toward the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination

Departement of Public Health, Faculty of Sports and Health, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, Gorontalo, Indonesia

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Dr. Lintje Boekoesoe
Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 6, Dulalowo, Gorontalo 96128
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/japtr.japtr_614_22

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The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between the level of knowledge and anxiety regarding the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination in the community. The research was conducted in the Dulupi Health Center work area from March to April 2022, with an analytical observational research design using a cross-sectional approach. The research population is the Dulupi Public Health Center work area community, with a total sample of 297 people taken using the cluster random sampling technique and calculated by Slovin's formula. Data were collected through a questionnaire which were then analyzed by univariate and bivariate. The knowledge variable, most of them had less knowledge (91.9%), and in the anxiety variable, most of the respondents experienced mild anxiety (55.2%). In the implementation variable, most of the respondents were not vaccinated, 245 people (82.5%), while those who were vaccinated were 52 people (17.5%). The level of knowledge and anxiety is primarily related to the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination, with P-values of (0.047) and (0.000) <P (0.05). There is a significant correlation between knowledge and anxiety regarding implementing COVID-19 vaccination in the Dulupi Health Center work area, Boalemo Regency.

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