Table 2

Risk appraisal, beliefs and media behaviours by receipt of COVID-19 vaccine

Survey promptCOVID-19 vaccine receipt (n=1775)
n (%)
Total responses (n=1933)P value*
Overall, I think vaccines are safe<0.001
Agree1528 (84)1810
Neither or disagree44 (36)123
Overall, I think vaccines are effective<0.001
Agree1522 (83)1824
Neither or disagree50 (46)109
I think vaccines are important for children to have<0.001
Agree1457 (83)1761
Neither or disagree115 (57)172
I am worried about COVID-19 vaccine safety<0.001
Neither or disagree1081 (92)1170
Agree491 (64)763
I am worried about possible side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine<0.001
Neither or disagree920 (92)996
Agree652 (70)937
I am worried about being experimented on<0.001
Neither or disagree1275 (90)1409
Agree297 (57)524
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is important because it will help protect my family<0.001
Agree1535 (86)1785
Neither or disagree37 (25)148
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is important because it will help protect my coworkers<0.001
Agree1527 (86)1782
Neither or disagree45 (30)151
The COVID-19 vaccine is important to prevent more deaths in my community<0.001
Agree1531 (85)1807
Neither or disagree41 (33)126
I am at high risk for getting COVID-19 because of my job<0.001
Agree1285 (83)1549
Neither or disagree287 (75)384
I am at high risk for complications from COVID-19 because of personal health conditions0.60
Neither or disagree1133 (82)1375
Agree439 (79)558
Got influenza vaccine this season<0.001
Yes1508 (84)1790
No or don’t remember64 (45)143
Hours per day spent using social media in the last 2 weeks0.2
1+ hours839 (82)1018
Under 1 hour733 (80)915
Hours per day spent watching television or digital media in the last 2 weeks0.3
1+ hours1216 (82)1486
Under 1 hour356 (80)447
  • *Pearson’s Χ2 test.