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Table 2 Cross-tabulations on willingness to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial and uptake the vaccine

From: COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health care workers in Ghana: a case for targeted vaccine deployment campaigns in the global south

Variables Accept COVID-19 vaccination Participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial
Sex No Yes Total No Yes Total
 Male 75 232 307 144 165 309
 Female 146 288 434 246 190 436
 Total 221 520 741 390 355 745
Age range
 18–23 7 26 33 23 11 34
 24–29 54 140 194 106 89 195
 30–35 95 234 329 165 164 329
 36–41 35 74 109 49 59 108
 42–47 9 13 22 15 8 23
 48 and above 5 6 11 8 4 12
 Total 205 493 698 366 335 701
Marital status
 Divorced 3 4 7 4 3 7
 Living together 6 10 16 11 5 16
 Married 114 254 368 159 205 364
 Never married 90 231 321 162 159 321
 Separated 3 6 9 6 3 9
 Widowed 0 2 2 1 1 2
 Total 216 507 723 343 376 719
Educational level
 Certificate 63 154 217 107 112 219
 Diploma 76 174 250 129 122 251
 Bachelor degree 76 155 231 131 101 232
 Master degree 6 21 27 13 14 27
 Fellowship 0 2 2 1 1 2
 PhD 0 3 3 0 3 3
 Total 221 509 730 381 353 734
Professional category
 Allied health professional 29 84 113 45 67 112
 Medical officer 3 14 17 6 11 17
 Midwife 43 76 119 63 56 119
 Nurse 116 260 376 175 196 371
 Pharmacist 4 7 11 4 7 11
 Student 6 28 34 17 17 34
 Other 19 46 65 37 30 67
 Total 220 515 735 347 384 731
Facility ownership
 Public/government 156 382 538 277 262 539
 Private 25 30 55 32 24 56
 Mission 16 52 68 26 42 68
 Quasi-government 14 13 27 19 8 27
 Other 6 5 11 10 1 11
 Total 217 482 699 364 337 701
Health facility level
 Teaching hospital 23 44 67 42 26 68
 Regional hospital 9 18 27 15 12 27
 District hospital 83 176 259 152 107 259
 Polyclinic/clinic 30 53 83 43 40 83
 Health centre 47 117 164 67 98 165
 CHPS compound 21 64 85 38 47 85
 Total 213 472 685 357 330 687
Work in COVID-19 centre
 No 161 360 521 265 257 522
 Yes 56 134 190 105 86 191
 Total 217 494 711 370 343 713
Voluntarily test for COVID-19
 Very unlikely       
 Unlikely 10 26 36 23 13 36
 Undecided 22 28 50 34 17 51
 Likely 26 39 65 44 23 67
 Very likely 85 223 308 154 155 309
 Total 79 206 285 137 148 285
Ever tested for COVID-19
 Yes 76 171 247 121 127 248
 No 140 342 482 262 223 485
 Prefer not to disclose 5 4 9 6 3 9
 Total 221 517 738 389 353 742
  1. Source: field Data (2020); Legend: CHPS (Community-based health planning and services)