Background: COVID\u201019 pandemic recognized as a major threat to human health and it is of paramount importance to improve the vaccination uptake of the future COVID\u201019 vaccine. However, there is still a lack experimental evidence about the factors that influence individuals' COVID\u201019 behavioral vaccination uptake. The purpose of this study was to examine correlation between perceived susceptibility and covid-19 vaccination uptake.
Subjects and Method: This meta-analysis was performed following the PRISMA guidelines. Search strategy to identify systematic reviews addressing questions in (PICO) format, i.e Population= people aged 18-60 years, Intervention= strong perceived susceptibility, Comparison= low susceptibility, and Outcome= COVID-19 vaccination uptake. A comprehensive search was performed using the Google Scholar, Pubmed, Science Direct, and MDPI databases. The following words were utilised during the search: \u201cHealth Belief Model\u201d AND \u201cvaccination COVID-19\u201d OR \u201cCOVID-19 vaccine\u201d AND \u201cCOVID-19\u201d AND \u201cPerceived Susceptibility\u201d. Inclusion criteria for the studies in our analyses were as follows: full text of cross-sectional study. RevMan5.3 (Cochrane Collaboration) was used to analyse data with adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs).
Results: 10 cross-sectional studies involved 18,673 people from Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Hongkong, Malaysia, and South Asia, were selected for meta-analysis. This study found that strong perceived susceptibility infected by COVID-19 elevates COVID-19 vaccination uptake (aOR= 1.42; 95% CI= 1.16 to 1.75; p <0.001).
Conclusion: Strong perceived susceptibility infected by COVID-19 elevates COVID-19 vaccination uptake.