Rapid Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey on COVID 19 Vaccination

COVID 19 Rapid Survey (2022)

UNICEF Myanmar
UNICEF Myanmar/2021/Nyan Zay Htet

Highlights

The Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) Unit conducted a rapid survey to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) related to COVID-19 vaccination among local communities in July 2022. The rapid survey covered 355 adults and 131 parents/caregivers between 18th July 2022 and 2nd October 2022 through in-depth individual interviews using pre-designed questionnaires.

  • The uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination has been quite low among women (43%) and lactating mothers (43%) due to the myth that vaccines have a negative impact on the breastfed child. Further, 45 percent of the respondents with disability have not availed the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Barriers for uptake of COVID-19 vaccination include fear of side effects, lack of information on the vaccine, rumours on ineffectiveness of vaccines, low or no trust on vaccine, and low or no trust on service providers.
  • Fourteen percent of the adult respondents did not perceive COVID-19 vaccines available in the country to be safe.
  • Majority of the parent/caregiver respondents knew that vaccination for children/adolescents exists and 80 percent were willing to get their children vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • 66 percent of the adult respondents reported having received information on COVID-19 vaccination prior to getting vaccinated.
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