Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


Vaccine Willingness, Vaccine Hesitancy, Factors Affecting Parent’s Willingness in Children Vaccination, Factors Affecting Parent’s Hesitancy in Children Vaccination


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the age group of children to adolescence have also been vulnerable to disease transmission, hospitalization, and even death. In response, local and international health authorities have decided to vaccinate this age group in an effort to boost herd immunity. Consequently, parental views about children's COVID-19 vaccination are crucial. Several studies have indicated whether parents are willing or hesitant, but the reasons that lead to their decision remain unclear. Aside from this, the study identified the various factors influencing their decision. Consequently, it determined if there is a significant association between the factors that influence parents' decision to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 and the demographic profile of the respondents. The researchers employed a descriptive-quantitative research approach and simple random sampling to obtain data from the parents of students aged 12 to 17 enrolled in Academic Year 2021 to 2022 at Congressional National High School of Dasmariñas City, Cavite. 88.7% of the parents were willing to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, and were found to have attained a high level of education, were not health-care professionals, originated from middleincome families, were older, and were willing to be vaccinated themselves. Their willingness contributed to the fact that the vast majority of their children had no history of chronic medical disorders. 11.3% of parents who were still hesitant to vaccinate their children were seen to be younger, lacked a high level of education, and were wary about fast-tracked vaccines and their potential short-term negative effects.

First Advisor

Amapola DG. Puaso