Table 3

Attitude of study participants toward getting a COVID-19 vaccine

QuestionWilling to take the vaccine (n=889)
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
P value
Would you agree to participate in clinical trials for testing efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine?
 Agree211 (91.7)19 (8.3)
 Disagree291 (50.4)286 (49.6) <0.001
 Do not know62 (75.6)20 (24.4)
Would you agree to pay to get the vaccine, if not provided freely?
 Agree381 (94.1)24 (5.9)
 Disagree123 (30.4)282 (69.6) <0.001
 Do not know60 (75.9)19 (24.1)
Would you get the vaccine from another country which either produces it, or has it, if not available in Palestine?
 Agree234 (92.5)19 (7.5)
 Disagree181 (39.8)274 (60.2) <0.001
 Do not know149 (82.3)32 (17.7)
Would you advise people to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
 Agree468 (91.9)41 (8.1)
 Disagree16 (7.8)189 (92.2) <0.001
 Do not know80 (54.3)95 (45.7)
Would you take the COVID-19 vaccine, if it has mild side effects?
 Agree437 (90.9)44 (9.1)
 Disagree76 (22.8)257 (77.2) <0.001
 Do not know51 (68.0)24 (32.0)
Score of attitude toward COVID-19 vaccine*
 (0)21 (8.3)232 (91.7)
 (1)61 (44.5)49 (55.5)
 (2)104 (85.2)18 (14.8) <0.001
 (3)157 (96.3)6 (3.7)
 (4)162 (95.3)8 (4.7)
 (5)71 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 Low score21 (8.3)232 (91.7)
 Moderate score153 (65.9)79 (34.1) <0.001
 High score157 (96.3)6 (3.7)
  • *The first option in each question above is considered the true answer; (0) represents no true answers answered by the participants, (1) represents one true answer answered by the participant and so on. Low score (represents the first 1/3 of the answers), moderate score (represents the second 1/3 of the answers) and high score (represents the third 1/3 of the answers).