Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


University students, vaccines, factors, COVID-19, vaccine preferences


As the World Health Organization (WHO) formally declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the government implemented policies that enforced health and safety protocols to mitigate COVID-19 transmission, including vaccination. Vaccination should be available and free to all Filipinos, regardless of socioeconomic position, who are of qualified age. Individual, interpersonal, community, structural, and health system factors contributing to vaccine preferences needs to be addressed to inoculate COVID-19 vaccine efficiently. The study used a validated survey questionnaire disseminated through Google Forms to 228 students from all year levels of the College of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS) at De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) to determine the factors contributing to their preferences on COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines. Results revealed that school requirement (Cramer’s V = 0.18), had a strong association to age influencing CMLS students' vaccination preferences. While sex to school requirements and public transportation requirements (Cramer’s V = 0.17 and Cramer’s V = 0.16) had a strong association influencing CMLS students' vaccination preferences. There was also a strong association obtained with factors such as school, private establishment, government requirements, and other stated factors (Cramer’s V = 0.24, Cramer’s V = 0.2, Cramer’s V = 0.17, and Cramer’s V = 0.21) to religion influencing CMLS students' vaccination preferences. The demographic profile of the surveyed CMLS students and their vaccination preferences had a significant relationship. The Future researchers who intend to undertake a similar study can refer to the recommendations.

First Advisor

Carolina Capili