Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Social class, Vaccination hesitancy.


A vaccine is an important milestone to prevent illnesses by providing immunizations. Despite this, vaccine refusal has been prevalent in recent years. Further, socioeconomic status is a health determinant since it affects health outcomes. Thus, this study aimed to assess the significant relationship between education, occupation, financial status, and vaccine hesitancy. A total of 204 household heads with offspring ages 18 and below were the respondents of the study. Percentage distributions, graphs, and Spearman’s rho were utilized to analyze and interpret the data gathered. The study revealed that education, occupation, and financial status were related to vaccine hesitancy since hesitancy indices yielded 4.051, 4.157, and 4.300, respectively. The p-values were all <0.001, indicating significant relationships. Lower education and occupational environment were associated with vaccine refusal. It was also seen that inadequate knowledge and low-paying jobs escalated vaccine refusal. Furthermore, economic hardship significantly affected hesitancy. In general, socioeconomic status plays a significant role in the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy. These findings can be utilized by authorities to improve current vaccination statuses. A wider scope, determinants, vaccine considerations and larger number of respondents are also suggested to increase reliability and accuracy of the results.