Acceptance and Attitudes Towards Covid-19 Vaccines Among Student and Staff in UTHM Pagoh


  • NUR ALIA AWALUDDIN Centre of Diploma Studies, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


COVID-19, Vaccine, Acceptance, Attitude, Knowledge


COVID-19 vaccine has become important during the pandemic outbreak in 2019. It has been developed by researchers in a short period of time which then raises questions about its effectiveness among the Malaysian population. This technical paper is about the acceptance and attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines among students and staff in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) Pagoh as there are some people who may be reluctant to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The main objective of this study is to find out the percentage of acceptance, evaluate the attitudes and measure the level of knowledge about COVID-19 vaccine among students and staff in UTHM Pagoh. A cross-sectional study of 273 respondents among students and staff of UTHM Pagoh was carried out through a questionnaire in a Google Form consisting of four sections. There is demographic, acceptance, attitude and level of knowledge toward COVID-19. The attitude section in this study focus on confidence, complacency and convenience of respondents toward COVID-19 vaccine. The questionnaire was distributed via WhatsApp and Gmail which then were analysed using SPSS software. The result of this study shows that the majority are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine despite the fact that it has a less testing period compared to other vaccines. Their attitude toward vaccine confidence, importance, and satisfaction is also very positive. Also, they show high level of knowledge in COVID-19 vaccine. Hopefully, this study will be improved in the future based on scope of study and other factors that affect the confidence level among Malaysian populations.




How to Cite

AWALUDDIN, N. A. (2023). Acceptance and Attitudes Towards Covid-19 Vaccines Among Student and Staff in UTHM Pagoh. Multidisciplinary Applied Research and Innovation, 4(2), 192–200. Retrieved from



Applied Sciences