Sun. Apr 11th, 2021


Gujarat: Adult vaccination levels not optimal even among doctorsAhmedabad: Adult vaccination drives have always been dismal, not just in Gujarat but across the country. Just as the medical system gears up for the Covid 19 vaccination drive, a team of doctors, months ago, had asked medical professionals about their willingness to get vaccinated, their knowledge of vaccines and whether they have been vaccinated in their adult lives.

The study covered 244 resident doctors at a municipal hospital and the Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College. Nearly 75% of these doctors claimed that they had been vaccinated for Hepatitis B, just 24% of them, all women, said they had been vaccinated for the human papilloma Virus (HPV).

When these 244 doctors were asked to reveal their vaccination status, only 20% doctors claimed that they had seasonal influenza shots, 9.4% said they had taken the typhoid vaccine, and just 6% had opted for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus (dPT/dT) vaccine. The study was conducted by a team of doctors — Donald Christian, Kamlesh Jain and Jayshree Tolani of GCS Medical College and Haresh Chandwani of PFHI, Gurugram.

Gujarat: Adult vaccination levels not optimal even among doctors





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