Willingness to Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine by Frontline Health Workers in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

Authors

  • Saka Mohammed Jimoh
  • Abdullahi Ahmed
  • Oloyede Hassan Kehinde
  • Opowoye Segun Emmanuel

Abstract

Objective: To explore the willingness to pay (WTP) for COVID-19 vaccines among the frontline Health workers in Nigeria and the determinants of payment for COVID-19 Vaccines. 

Methodology: A descriptive cross-section survey was carried out among 115 randomly nominated frontline healthcare workers using a multistage sampling technique in Kwara and Ogun States of Nigeria. The workers aged 18 years and above who consented to participate in the survey were eligible for the study. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 23, and ethical approval was obtained from the institution.

Results: The results showed a 35.7% level of WTP, of which 78.6% of WTP respondents were ready to pay USD$10 for the Vaccine. More respondents with chronic diseases were eager to pay for the Vaccine at 77.8%, which was statistically significant.

Conclusion: The predisposition of frontline healthcare workers to pay for the COVID-19 Vaccine increased with vaccine efficacy and less vaccine cost. The study revealed that most respondents were WTP USD$10 for COVID-19 vaccines. Trusted policy makers should be used for advocacy in combating the misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines.

Keywords: COVID-19 Vaccine, Willingness to pay, Frontline healthcare workers, Efficacy, Safety, Pandemic

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Published

2022-06-27

How to Cite

Jimoh, S. M. ., Ahmed, A., Kehinde, O. H., & Emmanuel, O. S. . (2022). Willingness to Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine by Frontline Health Workers in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Journal of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, 21(02), 143–148. Retrieved from http://ojs.lumhs.edu.pk/index.php/jlumhs/article/view/666