misinformation, disinformation, infodemic, vaccination hesitancy, COVID-19, Cavite, Philippines


Objective. This survey research intends to understand how people from a fourth-class municipality of Cavite made their decision to be vaccinated in spite of false information circulating within family, friends, and neighbors. Methods. The study employed survey research and gathered data using voluntary sampling from a pool of citizens with an appointment schedule in the vaccination site located in Magallanes, Cavite. Results. The pandemic saw a rise in the spread of information disorders. The proliferation of fake news and misinformation affect our lives as they disrupt relationships with family members and friends. Trust is being questioned as people believe in contrasting medical opinions. The overload of information sharing is a challenge for individuals to evaluate news sources coming from multiple platforms. As the status of inoculation in the Philippines is ongoing, citizens who want protection took time to get vaccinated. The impact of traditional and social media continues to be powerful influencers in information dissemination. As we deal with overabundance of information, librarians have an emerging role to play. Conclusions. Librarians are seen as partners of a local government unit in promoting citizens' well-being, providing credible sources of health information vital for an individual to help them arrive at an informed decision, and showcase advantages of vaccines as evidenced by scientific publications.

Author Biography

Joseph Marmol YAP, Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest)

Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary),
PhD Student
University of Perpetual Help System (Laguna, Philippines),
a part-time LIS teacher


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How to Cite

YAP, J. M., & TAFALLA, D. (2021). VACCINATION INFODEMIC AMONG CITIZENS OF MAGALLANES, CAVITE, PHILIPPINES. University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings, (6), 52–65.