letter to the editor

Oman Medical Journal [2023], Vol. 38, No. 1: e474 

Comment on “Knowledge, Attitude, and Acceptability of COVID-19 Vaccine”

Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip1* and Viroj Wiwanitkit2,3

1Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand

2Research Center, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India

3Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

article info


DOI 10.5001/omj.2023.27

Dear Editor,

We would like to share our ideas on the paper “Knowledge, Attitude, and Acceptability of COVID-19 Vaccine in Oman: A Cross-sectional Study”1 published in the May 2022 issue of Oman Medical Journal. According to the authors, the participants’ perceptions of the risk of contracting COVID-19, their trust in vaccines, their government, and their health system were significant predictors of vaccine acceptance. These findings allowed the development of strategies to address these concerns and promote vaccine acceptance among Omani citizens. We both believe that the success of the mass vaccination effort depends on public acceptance of vaccination. Numerous factors influence how people view the vaccine. The current investigation may provide insight into the situation in Oman.

However, circumstances might alter with time.2 The acceptability of the COVID-19 vaccine typically shifts when there is a change in the genetic epidemiology of the virus and when information about vaccination efficacy and safety is made available.2 A lengthy follow-up research should be planned as an addition to the current cross-sectional investigation.


  1. 1. Al Awaidy ST, Khatiwada M, Castillo S, Al Siyabi H, Al Siyabi A, Al Mukhaini S, et al. Knowledge, attitude, and acceptability of COVID-19 vaccine in Oman: a cross-sectional study. Oman Med J 2022 May;37(3):e380.
  2. 2. Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy. Recenti Prog Med 2021 Sep;112(9):596.