Knowledge, Attitude, and Beliefs of Dental Health Professionals Who Got Coronavirus Diseases 2019 Vaccination in BJS Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Introduction: The World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, has declared the novel coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19)
outbreak a global pandemic. On January 16, 2021 India started its national vaccination program against the SARS-CoV virus which
has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers, being the first line of defense were the first ones to receive the vaccination.
Having received two doses of vaccination, the objective of the survey is to determine the knowledge, attitude, and response of the
students and healthcare professionals in Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
Materials and Methods: Internet-based, cross-sectional online questionnaire survey was used to measure responses of
100 dental health professionals and dental students from BJS Dental College and Hospital, Punjab using online Google forms.
Results: It has been observed that 70% of the dental health professionals, being well-aware of the situation were not hesitant in
getting COVID-19 vaccination. About 64.6% of the sample population reported fatigue/lethargy after getting vaccinated. About
86.4% of the sample population felt the need for wearing masks postvaccination.
Conclusion: There is a greater need for spreading awareness regarding the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccination.