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Adult vaccination levels not optimal even among doctors, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Adult vaccination levels not optimal even among doctors, Health News, ET HealthWorld

AHMEDABAD: 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).
Adult vaccination levels not optimal even among doctorsWhen 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 the 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.

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