Indonesian nursing students' intention to accept COVID-19 vaccines: An online, multicentre survey

Healthy Seventina Sirait, Qori'Ila Saidah, Oswati Hasanah, Astin Nur Hanifah, Hidayat Arifin, Yafi Sabila Rosyad, Yohanes Andy Rias

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Background: The determinants of intention to accept the COVID-19 vaccine and associated factors among nursing students during this pandemic need to be identified. Aims: The study assessed nursing students attitudes to vaccination, health engagement and trust in government, as well as their intention to have a COVID-19 vaccination. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among nursing students in three provinces of Java, Indonesia, from December 2020 to February 2021. Convenience sampling was used to gather primary data from 640 participants through a structured online survey. Multiple linear regression was used to analyse the results. Findings: All items of vaccine attitude and health engagement as well as trust in government were positive predictors of vaccine acceptance after adjusting for confounding factors. Conclusion: Nursing students were more likely to accept vaccination if they had a positive attitude to vaccination, high levels of health engagement and trust in the government regarding tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-494
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitude
  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Health engagement
  • Nursing students
  • Trust in government


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