Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination on the Attitude of Health Care Workers Toward Preventive Measures.

Authors

  • Muhammad Raheel Raza
  • Furqan Ali Taj
  • Hassan Mumtaz
  • Syed Muhammad Ismail
  • Ramsha Amjad
  • Hamza Ehsan

Abstract

Objective:The purpose of this study was to compare the pre- and post-vaccination effects of vaccination on a variety of COVID SOPs and to determine whether or not HCWs take adequate precautions.

Materials and Methods: Between May and July 2021, we conducted this cross-sectional study. We distributed an online survey form via social media platforms, which was completed by male and female house officers, medical officers, postgraduate trainees or residents, and specialists/consultants at Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi.

Results: Our study enrolled 104 volunteers. The participants ranged in age from 18 to 30 years. Males constituted more than half of the study population. The most frequently used designation was postgraduate trainees/residents, which accounted for 34% of all participants. 100% of medical professionals used masks prior to vaccination. 45% of medical professionals practised social distancing. 14 of the participants discontinued the use of masks following vaccination. Hand washing and sanitizing habits decreased by 14.

Conclusion: HCWs are becoming more lax with preventive measures, and there has been a downward trend in compliance with COVID-19 SOPs. To increase vaccine uptake and address the multifaceted effects of infection, we must continue to make additional efforts to change the attitudes of uncertain healthcare workers.

Author Biographies

Syed Muhammad Ismail

 

 

 

Ramsha Amjad

 

 

Hamza Ehsan

 

 

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Published

2022-06-26

How to Cite

Raza, M. R. ., Taj, F. A. ., Mumtaz, H., Ismail, S. M. ., Amjad, R. ., & Ehsan, H. . (2022). Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination on the Attitude of Health Care Workers Toward Preventive Measures. Journal of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, 21(02), 149–152. Retrieved from http://ojs.lumhs.edu.pk/index.php/jlumhs/article/view/781