Cross-sectional, quantitative research on the perception of pharmacy students from the University of Santo Tomas and their parents toward vaccination

Authors

  • Franelyne Casuga University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Wynsel Carven Tandoc University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8886-0747
  • Julienne Kryzel Tabor University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Jake Benzyn Te University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Joyce Kimberly Uy University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Genesis Vidallo University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Miko Villafuerte University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.383389

Keywords:

Immunisation, Parent, Perception, Pharmacy, Student, Vaccination

Abstract

Background: Vaccine hesitancy is a global concern wherein contributing factors are lack of vaccine confidence, mistrust, alternative parental beliefs, and inadequate information.

Methods: This study assessed and compared vaccine-related perceptions of pharmacy students and their guardians in the Philippines through a cross-sectional design survey using the 5C scale (confidence, complacency, constraints, calculations, and collective responsibility). Recruitment was stratified to ensure findings are equally represented. Bivariate non-parametric tests and linear regression analyses were applied.

Results: Findings revealed that students were more confident towards vaccines (p = 0.035), and more socially responsible (p = 0.023), while parents were more likely to seek vaccine-related information (p = 0.013). Students were less complacent (p = 0.014) to immunity and less likely to be hindered in getting vaccinated. Predictors of good vaccine-related behaviours were determined to affect the perceptions of students and parents. Higher health literacy has a positive impact on perceptions of vaccination.

Conclusion: This study identified a significant intergenerational difference in vaccine perception, which prompts vaccine-related information dissemination to be more targeted.

Author Biographies

Franelyne Casuga, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy & Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences & The Graduate School

Wynsel Carven Tandoc, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

Julienne Kryzel Tabor, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

Jake Benzyn Te, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

Joyce Kimberly Uy, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

Genesis Vidallo, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

Miko Villafuerte, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

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2022-05-28

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Casuga, F., Tandoc, W. C., Tabor, J. K., Te, J. B., Uy, J. K., Vidallo, G., & Villafuerte, M. (2022). Cross-sectional, quantitative research on the perception of pharmacy students from the University of Santo Tomas and their parents toward vaccination . Pharmacy Education, 22(1), p. 383–389. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.383389

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