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Table 3 Participant’s beliefs regarding COVID-19 vaccine

From: COVID-19 vaccination acceptance among Syrian population: a nationwide cross-sectional study

opinions toward the vaccination Agree (N%) Disagree (N%) DNK (N%)
The vaccine is just a way for manufacturing companies to earn money. 2771 (36.8%) 1865 (24.8%) 2895 (38.4%)
I would be worried about experiencing side effects from a coronavirus vaccination 5509 (73.2%) 1079 (14.3%) 943 (12.5%)
A coronavirus vaccine will allow us to get back to ‘normal’ 2694 (35.8%) 1512 (20.1%) 3325 (44.2%)
A coronavirus vaccination should be mandatory for everyone who is able to have it 3140 (41.7%) 3230 (42.9%) 1161 (15.4%)
If I get a coronavirus vaccination, I will be protected against coronavirus 1918 (25.5%) 1826 (24.2%) 3787 (50.3%)
A coronavirus vaccination could give me coronavirus 1713 (22.7%) 2495 (33.1%) 3323 (44.1%)
A coronavirus vaccination will be too new for me to be confident about getting vaccinated 4821 (64%) 1162 (15.4%) 1548 (20.6%)
I know enough about the coronavirus illness to make an informed decision about whether or not to get vaccinated 4136 (54.9%) 1544 (20.5%) 1851 (24.6%)
I know enough about the coronavirus vaccine to make an informed decision about whether or not to get vaccinated 2547 (33.8%) 2320 (30.8%) 2664 (35.4%)
If a coronavirus vaccination were recommended by the Government, I would get vaccinated 3755 (49.9%) 2092 (27.8%) 1684 (22.4%)
If a coronavirus vaccination were recommended by a healthcare professional, I would get vaccinated 4967 (66%) 1309 (17.4%) 1255 (16.7%)