505 Antitetanic Vaccination In A Rural Region Of Peripheral Serres

Author(s): 
Moshos Moshakis1, Chionoula Kastoridou2, Karakatsanis George2, Kopanakis Antony3
1Medical Centre of Heraklia Serres, 2Hospital for skin and Venereal diseases Thessaloniki, 3Hippokration Hospital
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Introduction:
To study the knowledge of residents of rural region Skotousas for the usefulness of antitetanic vaccine and the situation of vaccinated residents. As motive of the study were the 4 incidents with tetanus that they where hospitalised at the Hospital of Serres the last three-year period.
Method: The material were 441 individuals with age more than 30 years old (with active attendance in rural occupations). 172 (39%) of them were men and 269 (61%) were women that came to the peripheral medical clinic. They have asked about the usefulness of anti-tetanus vaccine and if they were vaccinated.
Results: 410 residents from 441 (percentage 93%), knew the existence and usefulness of vaccine. 339 from the 441 (percentage 76,8%) were unprotected from tetanus. 43 of them (percentage 9,8%) began the vaccination but didn't complete the 3 doses. Only 63 (percentage 14,3%) completed the vaccination.
Conclusion:
The percentage of population that knows the existence and importance of vaccine is high. However exists indifference and negligence for the vaccination. Tetanus however constitutes still real nosological entity with high rates of mortality and for this is imposed more systematic effort from the doctors of first degree care of health for the precaution from the disease.
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505 ANTITETANIC VACCINATION IN A RURAL REGION OF PERIPHERAL SERRES