# Semantron 23 Summer 2023

Vaccine hesitancy in Hong Kong

91.6% of the vaccinated respondents had vaccinated family members while fewer unvaccinated respondents (71.8%) had vaccinated family members (p<0.05). In the unvaccinated group, the Acceptant group also had a lot of respondents (88.9%) whose family members were vaccinated. Fewer respondents in the Hesitant group had vaccinated family members, with just 67.8%. The percentage was even smaller in the Resistant group with only 62.5% (Figure 6a).

Figure 6a. Respondents in the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups whose family were vaccinated

(Q14) Are their family

Members Vaccinated?

Don’t know

Grand Total (100%)

Yes

No

Vaccine hesitancy Of respondents

Unvaccinated

79 (71.82%)

31 (28.18%)

0

110

No plan for vaccination

15 (62.50%)

9 (37.50%)

0

24

Wait and see

40 (67.80%)

19 (32.20%)

0

59

Will vaccinate in 3 months

24 (88.89%)

3 (11.11%)

0

27

Vaccinated

120 (91.60%)

7 (5.34%)

4 (3.05%)

131

Grand Total

199 (82.57%)

38 (15.77%)

4 (1.66%)

241

Nonetheless, the data showed that not all vaccinated family members would support the respondents to be vaccinated. In our finding of whether the respondents’ family members support their decision to be vaccinated, 56.4% of our respondents said that their family members support their decision of vaccination when 82.57% of their family members were vaccinated. The following table demonstrates a positive correlation between the degree of acceptance to vaccine and support of vaccination from their family. Most vaccinated respondents (71.0%) received support from their family to be vaccinated. Fewer unvaccinated respondents (39.1%) had family’s support to be vaccinated (p<0.05). In the Unvaccinated Group, 29.17% of the Resistant group, 35.59% of the Hesitant group, and 55.56% of the Acceptant had family support to be vaccinated (Figure 6b).

Figure 6b. Respondents in the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups whose family member support their vaccination decision

(Q16) Are Family Members Supportive of you being Vaccinated?

Grand Total (100%)

Yes

No

Don’t know

Vaccine hesitancy Of respondents

Unvaccinated

43 (39.09%)

64 (58.18%)

3 (2.73%)

110

No plan for vaccination

7 (29.17%)

16 (66.67%)

1 (4.17%)

24

Wait and see

21 (35.59%)

37 (62.71%)

1 (1.69%)

59

Will vaccinate in 3 months

15 (55.56%)

11 (40.74%)

1 (3.70%)

27

Vaccinated

93 (70.99%)

19 (14.50%)

19 (14.50%)

131

Grand Total

136 (56.43%)

83 (34.44%)

22 (9.13%)

241

Perceived susceptibility to COVID-19

172

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