|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 85
Willingness to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for oneself and one's child: Correspondence
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Centre for Research and Development, Chandigarh University, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab, India
|Date of Submission||29-Oct-2022|
|Date of Decision||07-Nov-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||24-Jan-2023|
|Date of Web Publication||09-Feb-2023|
Private Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122, Bangkok 103300
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Willingness to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for oneself and one's child: Correspondence. Niger Postgrad Med J 2023;30:85
|How to cite this URL:|
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Willingness to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for oneself and one's child: Correspondence. Niger Postgrad Med J [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Mar 31];30:85. Available from: https://www.npmj.org/text.asp?2023/30/1/85/369311
The authors hereby provide a correspondence/comment on the publication by Rehman et al. (Niger Postgrad Med J. 2022 October–December). Rehman et al. sought to identify the parameters influencing the price that a person might be prepared to pay in case of acquiring a SARS-Co-V2 vaccine for themselves as well as their offspring. Although more than half of the respondents indicated a lack of intention to pay for the immunisation against SARS-Co-V2 for themselves, intention to pay was greater for their children, according to Rehman et al. To set a price cap on vaccinations in the private sector, policy-makers should take into account age, income and education.
Individuals are currently finding it tough to accept the vaccines. It has been shown, for example, that vaccine anxiety and trust in the local health care system are connected. People may be more or less inclined to use public health remedies during a crisis depending on how much they trust their local public health administration. How well public health actions to combat disease epidemics are executed during the COVID-19 pandemic will be determined by how much people trust their local public health crisis response. The study discovered that a person's attitude towards vaccines changes depending on their background. To raise the immunisation rates and educate sceptics, public faith in authorities, practitioners and academicians must be built.
For example, it has been proven that vaccine aversion and trust in the local health care system are connected. The level to which a vaccine recipient trusts their local health care service agency impacts the pattern that the vaccine recipient might use and follow disease control measures in the aftermath of a crisis. With time and research, we will be able to better comprehend the vast range of COVID-19 vaccine usage.
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| References|| |
Rehman T, Mallick A, Ahamed F, Kanungo S, Pati S. Willingness to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for oneself and one's child among individuals attending a tertiary care Centre in West Bengal, India. Niger Postgrad Med J 2022;29:296-302. [Full text]
Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy: Correspondence. Hum Vaccin Immunother 2022;18:2085471.
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy. Recenti Prog Med 2021;112:596.