• Mohd Izani Othman Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas, Malaysia
  • Suraya Sulaiman Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas, Malaysia
  • Mohd Nadzri Mohd Najib Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas, Malaysia


Abstract: Efforts to control COVID-19 continue to be a global priority, with ongoing research and public health measures aimed at minimizing the impact of the disease. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines have emerged as a vital tool for mitigating its impact. This cross-sectional study involved the distribution of structured questionnaires to 165 vaccinated pharmacy students at a Malaysian public university. The study aimed to investigate the knowledge, awareness, and perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines among this specific cohort. The findings underscore a commendable level of knowledge (between 88.5% and 98.9%) as well as awareness and perceptions among the respondents regarding COVID-19 and its vaccines. They exhibited a clear understanding of the importance of vaccination in curbing the disease and expressed a willingness to educate others on its significance. Moreover, the respondents held positive perceptions about vaccine safety, the elicited immune response, and the protective efficacy conferred by vaccination. The study's outcomes reveal the pharmacy students' robust grasp of the importance, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Their positive attitude towards vaccination emphasizes its role in controlling the pandemic and underscores the importance of disseminating this knowledge. This study offers valuable insights into the knowledge and perceptions of a specific population group, contributing to our broader understanding of various aspects of COVID-19 vaccine.

Keywords: Awareness; COVID-19; Knowledge; Perception; Students; Vaccine


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How to Cite
Othman, M. I., Sulaiman, S., & Mohd Najib, M. N. (2023). VAX SAVVY: EXPLORING KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS, AND PERCEPTIONS OF COVID-19 VACCINES AMONG VACCINATED STUDENTS . Asian People Journal (APJ), 6(2), 188-202.