Post vaccination adherence to COVID appropriate behaviours
Keywords:COVID-19, COVID vaccination, COVID appropriate behaviour, Vaccine beneficiaries, Cross sectional study
Background: COVID-19 is the most important public health problem of the world presently. Many people require hospitalization after infection and for some people disease is fatal. COVID vaccination and COVID appropriate behaviours are the most effective way to prevent disease. In the light of new mutant strains of Corona virus in some countries, e.g. omicron variant, against that vaccine may not be so effective, the importance of COVID appropriate behaviour has been increased further. In this connexion this study was planned to assess the post COVID vaccination covid appropriate behaviours (CAB) of vaccine beneficiaries in a vaccination centre in Northern India. To evaluate the post vaccination COVID appropriate behaviour and protective efficacy of two most commonly used vaccines in India.
Methods: Present cross-sectional study was done among beneficiaries of COVID vaccines at vaccination centre LLRM Medical college. After institutional ethical clearance and informed consent patients were asked about post vaccination COVID appropriate behaviours and severity of COVID symptoms they experienced after being COVID positive. The symptoms of COVID-19 were compared in pre and post vaccination group. Simple random sampling was used to select beneficiaries. A total 391 patients submitted the responses. Information thus collected on predesigned Google form.
Results: Participants showed good knowledge regarding CAB, and bearing mask was most commonly followed CAB. Beneficiaries agreed that they need to follow CAB post vaccination too.
Conclusions: A total of 93.1% vaccine beneficiaries were aware of COVID appropriate behaviours. Bearing face mask and physical distance were most commonly used COVID appropriate behaviours. Approximately 10% of beneficiaries followed COVID appropriate behaviours less promptly post vaccination.
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