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Table 2 Perception toward the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination concerns (n = 15,087)

From: Knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of healthcare workers and the public regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total (%)
n = 15,087
General Population (%)
n = 11,120
Medical Students (%) n = 1752 Physicians (%) n = 1394 Paramedic (%) n = 821 P-value
How long will it take to control the COVID19 pandemic with the current situation and facilities available? < 0.001*
 2–6 months 1247 (8.3%) 965 (8.7%) 137 (7.8%) 79 (5.7%) 66 (8%)
 4–6 months 2486 (16.5%) 1833 (16.5%) 330 (18.8%) 197 (14.1%) 126 (15.3%)
 6–12 months 4385 (29.1%) 3180 (28.6%) 536 (30.6%) 443 (31.8%) 226 (27.5%)
 More than 12 months 6969 (46.2%) 5142 (46.2%) 749 (24.8%) 675 (48.4%) 403 (49.1%)
How confident are you in the advice given by the government and health care providers? < 0.001*
 Completely confident 5994 (39.7%) 4279 (38.5%) 725 (41.4%) 649 (46.6%) 341 (41.5%)
 Fairly Confident 4866 (32.3%) 3563 (32%) 602 (34.4%) 461 (33.1%) 240 (29.2%)
 Somewhat Confident 3111 (20.6%) 2380 (21.4%) 326 (18.6%) 230 (16.5%) 175 (21.3%)
 Slightly Confident 618 (4.1%) 497 (4.5%) 54 (3.1%) 31 (2.2%) 36 (4.4%)
 Not Confident at all 498 (3.3%) 401 (3.6%) 45 (2.6%) 23 (1.6%) 29 (3.5%)
Do you think that the numbers of the reported cases of COVID-19 are being exaggerated? < 0.001*
 Yes 6018 (39.9%) 4614 (41.5%) 712 (40.6%) 351 (25.2%) 341 (41.5%)
 No 5491 (36.4%) 3747 (33.7%) 667 (38.1%) 789 (56.6%) 288 (35.1%)
 Maybe 3578 (23.7%) 2759 (24.8%) 373 (21.3%) 254 (18.2%) 192 (23.4%)
The COVID-19 vaccines, in general, will be useful in controlling the disease.? < 0.001*
 Strongly agree 4370 (29%) 3326 (29.9%) 398 (22.7%) 402 (28.8%) 244 (29.7%)
 Agree 4015 (26.6%) 2864 (25.8%) 508 (29%) 429 (30.8%) 214 (26.1%)
 Neutral 5040 (33.4%) 3662 (32.9%) 679 (38.8%) 440 (31.6%) 259 (31.5%)
 Disagree 909 (6%) 686 (6.2%) 102 (5.8%) 65 (4.7%) 56 (6.8%)
 Strongly disagree 753 (5%) 582 (5.2%) 65 (3.7%) 58 (4.2%) 48 (5.8%)
There are a shortage and difficulty in obtaining children’s vaccines? < 0.001*
 Yes 8623 (57.2%) 6316 (56.8%) 947 (54.1%) 837 (60%) 523 (63.7%)
 No 1511 (10%) 1114 (10%) 141 (8%) 157 (11.3%) 99 (12.1%)
 Maybe 4953 (32.8%) 3690 (33.2%) 664 (37.9%) 400 (28.7%) 199 (24.2%)
Receiving an authorized vaccine for the COVID-19 will be safe and trusty? < 0.001*
 Strongly agree 3485 (23.1%) 2652 (23.8%) 331 (18.9%) 301 (21.6%) 201 (24.5%)
 Agree 2779 (18.4%) 2003 (18%) 334 (19.1%) 316 (22.7%) 126 (15.3%)
 Neutral 5820 (38.6%) 4209 (37.9%) 750 (42.8%) 545 (39.1%) 316 (38.5%)
 Disagree 1428 (9.5%) 1064 (9.6%) 184 (10.5%) 108 (7.7%) 72 (8.8%)
 Strongly disagree 1575 (10.4%) 1192 (10.7%) 153 (8.7%) 124 (8.9%) 106 (12.9%)
There will be difficulty distributing the COVID-19 vaccine equitably and adequately? < 0.001*
 Yes 10,803 (71.6%) 7845 (70.5%) 1305 (74.5%) 1047 (75.1%) 606 (73.8%)
 No 880 (5.8%) 660 (5.9%) 98 (5.6%) 66 (4.7%) 56 (6.8%)
 Maybe 3404 (22.6%) 2615 (23.5%) 349 (19.9%) 281 (20.2%) 159 (19.4%)
In general, I am concerned about serious complications of the vaccines < 0.001*
 Strongly agree 3127 (20.7%) 2356 (21.2%) 379 (21.6%) 216 (15.5%) 176 (21.4%)
 Agree 2452 (16.3%) 1788 (16.1%) 294 (16.8%) 241 (17.3%) 129 (15.7%)
 Neutral 5348 (35.4%) 3978 (35.8%) 618 (35.3%) 478 (34.3%) 274 (33.4%)
 Disagree 2101 (13.9%) 1509 (13.6%) 260 (14.8%) 214 (15.4%) 118 (14.4%)
 Strongly disagree 2059 (13.6%) 1489 (13.4%) 201 (11.5%) 245 (17.6%) 124 (15.1%)
Which of the following COVID-19 vaccine do you prefer to use in the future? < 0.001*
 Pfizer and BioNTech 596 (4%) 408 (3.7%) 73 (4.2%) 83 (6%) 32 (3.9%)
 Sputnik V 5861 (38.8%) 4162 (37.4%) 682 (38.9%) 683 (49%) 334 (40.7%)
 Oxford/AstraZeneca 1526 (10.1%) 1033 (9.3%) 170 (9.7%) 243 (17.4%) 80 (9.7%)
 None of the above 7104 (47.1%) 5517 (49.6%) 827 (47.2%) 385 (27.6%) 375 (45.7%)