Status of Vaccination Against Hepatitis B Among Dental Assistants of Multan

Mohsin Javaid1                                        BDS

Muhammad Jamil2                                BDS, FCPS

Mustafa Sajid3                                         BDS, FCPS

OBJECTIVE: Direct contact of dental health care workers with patients make them prone to get infection with hepatitis B and other communicable disease. The Objective of this study was to find out the status of vaccination against of Hepatitis B virus among dental assistants of Multan.
METHODOLOGY: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Multan Medical & Dental College, from Sept 2018-Nov 2018. Ninety-five dental assistants filled a questionnaire designed and tested for this study. The ethical approval (MDC-0409) was taken from the Dental hospital, informed consent was obtained from the participants in the study.
RESULTS: Out of Ninety five participants, 68.42% participants were males and 31.58%were females. 89.48% participants were in favor of vaccinating against hepatitis B for dental assistant, while 44.21% participants were already vaccinated. Lack of motivation was the main reason for not receiving vaccination.
CONCLUSION: Self-reported rate of hepatitis B vaccination among Dental Assistants of Multan was low. Lack of motivation was the main impediment.
KEY WORDS: Hepatitis B vaccine, Dental Assistants, Health care workers, Dental health professionals.
HOW TO CITE: Javaid M, Jamil M, Sajid M. Status of vaccination against hepatitis B among dental assistants of multan. J Pak Dent Assoc 2020;29(1):42-45.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.25301/JPDA.291.42
Received: 21 December 2018, Accepted: 14 October 2019

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