Evaluation of COVID-19 Vaccination Rate in Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in Mogadishu Somalia: A Cross-sectional Study





COVID-19 vaccination rate, COVID-19, Healthcare workers, Somalia


Introduction: The percentage of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 in Somalia remains unknown. Our study's primary aim is to determine the COVID-19 vaccination rate among healthcare workers in a tertiary hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Materials and Methods: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional was conducted between September 1st and September 20th, 2021.

Results: A total of 210 healthcare workers were included. Among 210 healthcare workers enrolled in the study, 56.2% (n=118) were male. Most (53.8%, n=113) participants were aged between 18 and 27. Most (48.6%, n=102) of all participants were physicians. The COVID-19 vaccination rate of the healthcare workers in Somalia Turkiye Training and Research Hospital was 20% (n=42). Males had a significantly higher vaccination rate than females (26.2 vs. 12%, p<0,05). The most common reasons for not getting vaccinated were fear of potential complications and believing that vaccination would not be protective against the disease.

Conclusions: Most healthcare workers were hesitant to be vaccinated despite the availability of the vaccine. This approach exposes physicians and allied health workers to a significant risk of COVID-19. It also obstructs the fight against COVID-19.

Author Biographies

Mohamed Osman Omar Jeele, Department of Internal Medicine, Somalia Turkiye Training and Research Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia




Mohamed Farah Yusuf Mohamud, Department of Emergency Medicine, Somalia Turkiye Training and Research Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia




Ahmed Muhammad Bashir, Department of Internal Medicine, Somalia Turkiye Training and Research Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia




Liban Hassan Jimale, Department of Infectious Disease, Somalia Turkiye Training and Research Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia




Abdulkamil Abdullahi Adani, Department of Internal Medicine, Somalia Turkiye Training and Research Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia






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How to Cite

Jeele, M. O. O., Mohamud, M. F. Y., Bashir, A. M., Jimale, L. H., & Adani, A. A. (2023). Evaluation of COVID-19 Vaccination Rate in Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in Mogadishu Somalia: A Cross-sectional Study. Somalia Turkiye Medical Journal (STMJ), 2(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.58322/stmj.v2i1.11



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