KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — CodeBlue has launched a simple survey to study Covid-19 vaccine acceptance among health care workers in Malaysia, ahead of a mass vaccination programme late this month.
Health care workers across the public and private sectors who answer this survey (click here) can state if they are willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine, not willing, not sure, or if they will take based on the type of vaccine given.
Respondents who are willing to take the vaccine can state which vaccine they would want to take, which includes the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, AstraZeneca, China’s Sinovac, China’s CanSinoBio, Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, or if they’re fine with all of those vaccines that will be provided in the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Respondents will also be asked if they have been educated by their superior on Covid-19 vaccines and if they have done their own research on Covid-19 vaccines.
Those who answer that they will not take the vaccine can give reasons based on options such as: not convinced with its effectiveness; safety; vaccine being developed faster than the usual timeline; no confidence with mRNA vaccines; not enough information on Covid-19 vaccines etc.
They will also be asked if they will recommend taking the Covid-19 vaccine to their family or friends.
The national Covid-19 vaccination programme, headed by vaccine tsar Khairy Jamaluddin, targets half a million frontline workers, comprising 300,000 medical and 200,000 non-medical staff, in its first phase.