Status of Vaccination against Hepatitis B among Medical Students of a private Medical Institute
Muhammad Ahmad, Saira Javaid, Muhammad Saad Ullah, Asad Mahmood, M Mohsin Javaid, Rabia Mahmood
Background: Hepatitis B included in top ten life threatening diseases of the life. Health care workers are threatened to hepatitis B virus because workers of healthcare profession are directly exposed to hepatitis B virus infected patients. Information, practice and attitude concerning prevention of hepatitis B virus spread are necessary for clinicians and paramedics.
Setting: Multan Medical and Dental College Multan
Methods: This questionnaire-based descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted at the Multan Medical and Dental College, Multan. In medical section 318 students included in the study which was calculated by formula n/n+1/N.
Results: One hundred and forty-one were males and one hundred and seventy-seven were female students. Two hundred and sixteen students got vaccinated and one hundred and two failed to get vaccination. Reasons for failure to get vaccine were also reported.
Conclusion: Vaccination status of students is not satisfactory against hepatitis B virus in this environment where they have direct contact with this dangerous disease.
Keywords: Doses, Health care workers, Hepatitis B, Medical students, Vaccination