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Wafa Mahmood Jasim


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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