Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Influenza vaccines.


A disease is one of the biggest threat to humans. Influenza is a viral infection that potentially harms the respiratory system of an individual. As stated by Potter (2001), influenza viruses contributed to the pandemic during 1918 to 1919, 1957, and 1968. This urges the medical field to make an action which is the vaccine. However, this also gives rise to people hesitant to take the vaccine. Since the study is cross-sectional, the researchers gathered 120 respondents through convenience sampling as the study is located in the Main City of Abu Dhabi. It is divided into four main categories of demographic profiles which are the Age groups (AG), Highest Educational Attainment (HEA), Work Status (WS), and Access to Health Care (ATH). 16 people were used in the pilot testing to ensure the validity of the research. It has been identified that the majority of the respondent’s HEA is undergraduate (52), WS of employed (69), and ATH in hospitals (93). The respondents are found to be optimistic towards the influenza vaccine. There is a significant difference in knowledge with respect to AG, but no significant difference with respect to HEA, and WS. However, there is a significant difference in perception in terms of WS, but no significant difference with respect to AG, HEA, and WS. The study presented that there is a weak correlation between knowledge and perception. The inclusion of media may supplement the knowledge and perception towards the influenza vaccine.