FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN THE COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM
Keywords:Vaccination, COVID-19 Vaccination, Pandemic, Participation
Vaccination is a public health effort that is considered the most effective and efficient in preventing the transmission of dangerous diseases. Covid-19 vaccination aims to minimize the spread of Covid-19, reduce the number of positives and deaths due to Covid-19, achieve herd immunity. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with community participation in the Covid-19 Vaccine program in Sukaluyu Village, Ganeas District, Sumedang Regency. This research is a quantitative study using a cross sectional design. In this study, there were 67 samples obtained by filling out questionnaires. Data analysis using Spearman Rank and Chi Square. It showed that out of 67 respondents, there were 7 respondents (10.4%) who did not participate in the Covid-19 vaccine program, while 60 respondents (89.6%) participated in the Covid-19 vaccine program. The variable associated with community participation in the Covid-19 vaccine program is the knowledge variable (P-value=0.015). The unrelated variables are anxiety (P-value=0.068), comorbidities (P-value=1.000). Knowledge is related to community participation in the Covid-19 vaccine program, therefore it is necessary to provide regular information to all communities about the usefulness, safety of the covid-19 vaccine and all updated information about the Covid-19 vaccine.