VACCINATION STATUS OF DENTAL STUDENTS OF MULTAN DENTAL COLLEGE MULTAN AGAINST HEPATITIS B VIRUS
Hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection is included in top ten diseases in the world which cause fetal mortality to life. HBV can be prevented through vaccination. Healthcare workers (HCW’s), especially in a developing country are at a higher risk of HBV infection, making its nosocomial transmission of a great significance. The mainstay of prevention of HBV transmission is the practice of standard precautions and vaccination.
This poll based expressive cross-sectional overview was directed at the Multan Dental College Multan. Two hundred and ten participants were included in the study.
Proforma was filled by two hundred and ten students in which ninety two (43.8%) were male and one hundred and eighteen (56.2%) were females (Table 1). One hundred and twelve (43.8%) students got vaccination but one hundred and eight (46.7%) students never got vaccinated.
Vaccination status of dental students is alarming. There is need to educate the dental students about the risk of hepatitis B and encourage the students to get vaccinated. Medical and dental institutes should ensure that vaccination is mandatory for each student perior to admission.