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Covid-19 Vaccination of College Students in a State University in the Philippines

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Catherine A. De Castro and Errol G. De Castro, 2022. Covid-19 Vaccination of College Students in a State University in the Philippines. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 3(5), pp.61-68.

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global disruptions which affected almost everyone in all sectors including education. Vaccination is believed to be one of the solutions to end the pandemic and is also considered a significant factor to re-open universities for limited in-person classes. This descriptive research aimed to determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of college students at Sorsogon State University in the Philippines. An online survey through the use of Google Form was utilized to determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of 177 third-year college students and identify the brand of vaccines, their mode of access to vaccines, and the reasons why they decided to be vaccinated. Findings revealed that the majority of the students are fully vaccinated. Some students have received at least one dose of the vaccine and few students were unvaccinated. They were vaccinated with Sinovac, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen. Most of the students accessed the vaccines through the scheduled vaccination in their respective barangays. They decided to be vaccinated for their safety and protection, in preparation for the limited face-to-face classes, for travel purposes, and compliance to work requirements. The Sorsogon State University community may encourage unvaccinated students through the conduct of massive information dissemination drive on vaccines and vaccination.

Keywords: COVID-19 Vaccination, Sorsogon State University, Sorsogon, Higher Education, Philippines.

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