Knowledge and Attitude of Paramedical Staff Towards COVID-19 Vaccine in Babylon City

Authors

  • Noor Abdulwahid Abbood
  • Sally Alaa Kareem

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15411

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, Paramedical Staff, Covid 19 Vaccin

Abstract

Background: Several vaccines against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been licensed and are being
distributed globally in various regions. The general population’s knowledge, and attitudes of COVID-19
vaccinations, on the other hand, are poorly understood. Subjects and Methods: This study is a descriptive;
cross sectional study conducted at 4 hospitals and primary health care sectors in Babylon City. The Data
were collected by direct interview with the paramedical staff by the researcher, by using a self-reporting
questionnaire form. Results: The current study showed that the highest proportion of paramedical staff, 28%
in Imam Al-Sadiq Hospital. The mean ± SD of their ages was 36.3±15.7 years, the age range at the time of
study was between (19-59) years. The study found that 50.25% of participants were single and for Job title,
distribution of Medical assistant constitutes were 40% of participants. Conclusions: We conclude that most
paramedical staff had good scores for knowledge and attitude towards Covid-19 vaccine, despite found poor
scores for some participants.

Author Biographies

Noor Abdulwahid Abbood

Technician / Babylon University / College of Pharmacy / Babil/ /Iraq

Sally Alaa Kareem

Technician / Babylon University / College of Pharmacy / Babil/ /Iraq

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Noor Abdulwahid Abbood, & Sally Alaa Kareem. (2021). Knowledge and Attitude of Paramedical Staff Towards COVID-19 Vaccine in Babylon City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 815-823. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15411