COVID-19 VACCINE HESITANCY - Edwin Machine - AMONG WHOLESALE AND RETAIL - Francis Odhuno
15 September 2022
The legislation states that the functions of the PNG NRI are: (a) The promotion of research into Papua New Guinea society and the economy; and, (b) The undertaking of research into social, political and economic problems of Papua New Guinea in order to enable practical solutions to such problems to be formulated. [...] Edwin Masese Machine analysed the data and provided the statistical estimates and wrote the first draft of methods, results and discussion sections of the paper. [...] In 2021, some private sector employers began to demand proof of vaccination at workplaces in order to expand the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, regardless of the risk the vaccine may pose to an employee. [...] For the present study, we wished to describe characteristics of the wholesale and retail service sector’s sub-population considered vulnerable workers because of underlying medical conditions and characterise their willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine as well as describe the patterns of their COVID-19 vaccine uptake. [...] Firstly, the vaccine hesitancy has varied greatly over the time of the pandemic globally depending on the availability of vaccines, perceptions of safety and effectiveness, and information available to the masses (Nossier, 2021).