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Background:Tetanus is a preventable disease and no age is immune unless there is a previous protection with tetanus toxiod immunization which is a highly effective and the immunity lasts several years.
Objective: To assess the female academic staff knowledge regarding the vaccination status with tetanus toxoid.
Patients and Methods: A cross- sectional study was conducted in Kirkuk Technical Institute for the period from 1st January /2014 till the end of May 2014. A randomly selected sample from different scientific departments and a special questionnaire form was prepared by direct interviewing with the study sample and 100 female academic staff were participated in the study after receiving a verbal consent from them before establishing the study.
Results: The results revealed that 43.0% of study female academic staff aged ( 41-50 ) years , (53.0% ) having a master certificate , (61.0%) of them are assistant lecturers , and (81.3%) of study female staff were vaccinated with tetanus toxiod ,and 73.6% of them are completed their vaccination schedule with tetanus toxiod during their reproductive life.
Conclusion: The study concluded that female staff who are not completed their vaccination status with tetanus toxiod because of over load working.
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