Stress Management Practices Among Healthcare Workers in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
As frontline workers against COVID-19, Healthcare Workers serve as vaccinators of COVID – 19 vaccines among the eligible population. In addition to the stress brought by caring for COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers need to balance themselves to render services as vaccinators. Being exposed to COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers are prone to physical and psychological stressors affecting their mental health. The research answered the queries concerning the stress management practices among healthcare workers during the COVID19 Vaccination program in selected municipalities of Eastern Pangasinan. The study found out that since females dominate the healthcare profession, it is noteworthy that most of the respondents belong to the most dominant gender; young adults who finished their bachelor's degree were employed for 1 – 3 years in the schools and were used as Nurses. Healthcare workers practice stress management techniques and stress coping mechanisms. The stress management practices of healthcare providers in COVID-19 vaccination are moderately affected by the factors presented. The respondents have a perception of stress management practices across their profiles. Therefore, there are no significant differences between the stress management practices among healthcare workers in the COVID-19 vaccination program in selected municipalities of Eastern Pangasinan across their profiles. Hence, the null hypothesis is accepted.Keywords: COVID – 19, stressors, factors, healthcare workers, stress, stress management, vaccination.