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8th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 09-11, 2025 | Rome, Italy

June 09 -11, 2025 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2024

Prevalence of covid-19 diagnosis among Brazilian nurses after complete vaccination schedule

Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conference - Elucir Gir
University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing, Brazil
Title : Prevalence of covid-19 diagnosis among Brazilian nurses after complete vaccination schedule

Abstract:

Introduction: Facing the COVID-19 pandemic caused damage to the physical health of nurses, especially those who worked on the so-called front line, as they were exposed to constant risks of contamination, exhaustive workload and difficulties in the availability of inputs, such as equipment Personal Protection (PPE).

Objective: To identify the prevalence of COVID-19 diagnosis among Brazilian nurses after a complete vaccination schedule.

Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out using an online survey with 4,780 nurses from all regions of Brazil, which included capitals and the interior of the country. Data were collected through an adaptation of the respondent-driven sampling method to the virtual environment. The prevalence of COVID-19 diagnosis among Brazilian nurses after a complete vaccination schedule was identified using the variable: “Have you had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 after a complete vaccination schedule? (YES/NO)". The statistical association was verified using Pearson Chi-Square.

Results: 4,780 nurses participated in the study, 3,968 (83.0%) were female, 275 (5.8%) provided assistance to indigenous populations, 290 (6.1%) provided assistance to riverside populations, 289 (6.0%) provided assistance to quilombola populations, 1,065 (22.3%) did not receive quality PPE, 632 (13.2%) did not receive sufficient PPE for use. The prevalence of COVID-19 diagnosis after a complete vaccination schedule was 39.5% (1,887 nurses). The following variables had a statistically significant association with the diagnosis of COVID-19 after a complete vaccination schedule: provided assistance to riverside populations (p=0.041); provided assistance to quilombola populations (p=0.046) and sex (p<0.001).

Conclusion: It is concluded that, despite the availability of vaccines and nurses' adherence to vaccination, complementary actions for prevention are necessary, such as standard precautionary measures and considering the type of assistance provided.

Biography:

Dr. Elucir Gir studied nursing in at the University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing. Full professor since 2004 (PhD, MNSc.RN) with the General and Specialized Nursing Department, Graduate Program in Fundamental Nursing. Vice Dean of University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing, Coordinator of NAIDST and RENAIDST. She has published more than 280 research articles in journals.

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