• Users Online: 61
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108-114

“I believe in science and in all vaccines:” Older adult and the intention for a vaccine against COVID-19


1 School of Physical Education, Federal University Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, PE-, Brazil
2 Department of Nursing, Federal University Vale do São Francisco, Petrolina, PE-, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Marcelo de Maio Nascimento
Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco, Colegiado de Educação Física, Av. José de Sá Maniçoba S/N, 56304-917 Centro, Petrolina, PE
Brazil
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/shb.shb_17_22

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: To investigate the intention of older Brazilian adults to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to find out their perception of the older adults' fragility to the virus, and to know their opinion on the progress of the national immunization plan against COVID-19. Methods: An exploratory qualitative study was carried out through semi-structured telephone calls with 32 participants (aged 60–89), between February and March 2021. Data were analyzed thematically, emerging three major themes. Results: Most participants expressed concern about the vulnerability of their immune system to the coronavirus, and dissatisfaction with the organization of the national immunization plan. Strong criticism was leveled at the leadership of the President of the Republic due to his resistance to vaccination and encouraging the use of hydroxychloroquine. Conclusion: The vast majority of respondents reported an intention to receive the vaccine. The short time for the production of vaccines generated distrust with its effectiveness. All expressed dissatisfaction with the organization of the national immunization plan, and agreed that after the pandemic, their lives and the world will no longer be as before.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed667    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded96    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal