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COVID-19 still poses a threat to healthcare workers (HCW), COVID-19 vaccines were made available to the public by the end of 2020. However, little is known about COVID-19 vaccine perception and also booster dose (CBD) among healthcare workers (HCW) worldwide. limited COVID-19 vaccination acceptance among healthcare assistants (HCAs) may adversely impact adults and also older , who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 infections. Saudi Arabia is one of the areas most affected by the COVID-19pandemic in the Saudi Arabia. Healthcare workers are among those at high risk of contracting the virus, and a vital source of information and trust in vaccines to the community. The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated vaccine have highlighted vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers (HCWs). Vaccine hesitancy among this group existed prior to the pandemic and particularly centered on influenza vaccination. Being a physician and nursing having more advanced education and previous vaccination habits are frequently associated with vaccine acceptance. The relationship between age and caring for patients on COVID-19 vaccination is unclear, with studies providing opposing results.
Aim of the study: To assess the perception of Covid-19 infection and vaccination among health care workers in Makkah Al-Mokarramah , Saudi Arabia2022.
Method: Cross sectional study, was conducted among Saudi Arabia health care workers in primary health care centers in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. Data were gathered through the use of a self-administered questionnaire. A convenience sampling technique was utilized to collect the data. has been send to the study participants through social media platforms and email. Our total participants were(135).
Results: the majority of participant (73.3%) have high of the perception towards Covid-19 infection and vaccination followed by (22.2%) of participant average while Range(5-18) and Mean ±SD(14.733+2.794), while a significantly relation were X2 103.6 and P=0.001
Conclusion: There is a good perception of some hesitancy in receiving the vaccination among health care workers in all countries. The introduction of personalized education, risk communication, and deliberate policy could help to reduce the number of people who are unwilling to take of Covid-19 infection vaccination, action is needed to enhance COVID-19 vaccine uptake in this important population with health care workers playing an important role to build vaccine confidence and trust among employees.