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Evaluation of Pre- and Post-Vaccination Coronavirus Disease 2019 Status of Emergency Ambulance Service Workers in Regional Province


Department of Emergency, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2024; 6: 47-52
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2024.23180
Read: 283 Downloads: 160 Published: 05 February 2024

Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) status of emergency ambulance service workers, who were in front-line contact with patients during the COVID-19 epidemic, before and after the vaccination program was initiated (March 2020-July 2021).

Methods: The variables gender, age, location of employment, role, COVID-19 diagnosis, immunization status, and contact with patients were evaluated among 223 Erzincan emergency ambulance service workers.

Results: No significant differences in age, gender, and role in COVID-19-positive patient transfers (whether active or passive) were found between COVID-19-positive and negative healthcare workers. Moreover, there was a measurable decrease in COVID-19 cases after vaccination.

Conclusion: In this study, which is one of the few investigations involving emergency ambulance service workers, 93.8% of the workers participated in the vaccination program and received 2 doses of the vaccine, and there was a measurable decrease in COVID-19 cases after vaccination. Multi-center studies may offer more statistically valuable results for this occupational group, which remained constantly active while the stay-at-home order was in place.

Cite this article as: Bilgin Y. Evaluation of pre- and post-vaccination COVID-19 status of emergency ambulance service workers in regional province. Arch Basic Clin Res. 2024;6(1):47-52.

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