Parents’ Perception Towards the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids): A Cross-sectional, Internet-Based Survey

Ishak Mas’ud, Surina Mohamad Shafi, Mohd Zulkifli Awang, Nurul Aisyah Amir Ramli, Izzati Aminah Subhan

Abstract


The Ministry of Health Malaysia’s (MOH) National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme for Children (PICKids) is a public health initiative aimed at achieving herd immunity and prevent illness among Malaysian children. The COVID-19 outbreak and the efficacy of the COVID-19 immunisation programme for children are facing tremendous stress among parents. The purpose of this study was to see how parents in Klang Valley, Malaysia viewed and accepted the COVID-19 vaccination for their children. Parents were distributed a set of questionnaires over social media via Qualtrics XM. A simple random sampling technique was used to choose the participants. The total number of participants in the study was 88, with 30 males (34.09%) and 58 females (65.91%). The findings show a statistically significant correlation between parents’ knowledge of COVID-19 and their willingness to vaccinate their children.

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 06 No. 03 July’22 Page: 258-268


Keywords


Parents’ perception, COVID-19, immunisation, PICKids, internetbased survey

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31344/ijhhs.v6i3.456

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