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Table 2 Medical illnesses, source of information, acceptance and concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccine among respondents (N = 1411)

From: A survey on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and concern among Malaysians

Medical illnesses n %
 Diabetes mellitus Yes 97 6.9
No 1314 93.1
 Hypertension Yes 180 12.8
No 1231 87.2
 Hypercholesterolemia Yes 187 13.3
No 1224 86.7
 Respiratory disorder Yes 56 4
No 1355 96
 Renal disorder Yes 19 1.3
No 1392 98.7
 Heart disease Yes 28 2
No 1383 98
 Cancer Yes 8 0.6
No 1403 99.4
Source of information regarding COVID-19
 Social media Yes 1375 97.4
No 36 2.6
 Mass media Yes 1327 94
No 84 6
 Healthcare worker Yes 844 59.8
No 567 40.4
 Others (family, friend, neighbour etc.) Yes 1119 79.3
No 292 20.7
Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine
 Acceptance Yes 1175 83.3
No 236 16.7
Concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine
 Lack of information Yes 191 80.9
No 45 19.1
 Side effects Yes 226 95.8
No 10 4.2
 Not safe Yes 200 84.7
No 36 15.3
 Not effective Yes 150 63.6
No 86 36.4
 COVID-19 is not dangerous Yes 53 22.5
No 183 77.5
 Fear of injection Yes 38 16.1
No 198 83.9
 Against vaccines in general Yes 66 28
No 170 72
 Religious reasons Yes 49 20.8
No 187 79.2
 Cultural reasons Yes 16 6.8
No 220 93.2
 Believe in traditional remedies Yes 42 17.8
No 194 82.2