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Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India

Lakshman Das, Prithul Bhattacharjee, Maitrayee Chakraborty, Debasree Bhaumik, Ranjib Ghosh.

Abstract
Background: The current COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest public health challenges. The spread of COVID-19 infection continues unabated despite vaccination. Adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behavior is critical to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Aim and Objectives: To find out the pattern of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among vaccinated medical students and to estimate the incidence of COVID-19 infection after vaccination.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional observational study using a questionnaire was carried out for a period of 3 months. The questionnaire was prepared based on the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The data were collected using a pretested Google Form (online digital questionnaire) by means of a web-based survey.

Results: About 96.5% of the participants wear face cover or mask while meeting someone or during visit to public places and 91.6% maintain respiratory hygiene, whereas 11.6% spit in the open, 16.1% travel unnecessarily, and 36.8% do not discourage crowd. There is significant (P < 0.05) increase in COVID-19 infection after vaccination.

Conclusion: This study suggests that more emphasis should be given on sensitizing the medical students about the standard COVID appropriate behaviors because strict adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behavior is the key to the long-term management of this pandemic.

Key words: COVID-19; Covishield; Covaxin; Mask; Hand-hygiene; Pandemic


 
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Das L, Bhattacharjee P, Chakraborty M, Bhaumik D, Ghosh R. Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(8): 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022


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Das L, Bhattacharjee P, Chakraborty M, Bhaumik D, Ghosh R. Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=68446 [Access: October 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022


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Das L, Bhattacharjee P, Chakraborty M, Bhaumik D, Ghosh R. Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(8): 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022



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Das L, Bhattacharjee P, Chakraborty M, Bhaumik D, Ghosh R. Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited October 01, 2022]; 12(8): 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022



Harvard Style

Das, L., Bhattacharjee, . P., Chakraborty, . M., Bhaumik, . D. & Ghosh, . R. (2022) Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (8), 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022



Turabian Style

Das, Lakshman, Prithul Bhattacharjee, Maitrayee Chakraborty, Debasree Bhaumik, and Ranjib Ghosh. 2022. Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (8), 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022



Chicago Style

Das, Lakshman, Prithul Bhattacharjee, Maitrayee Chakraborty, Debasree Bhaumik, and Ranjib Ghosh. "Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Das, Lakshman, Prithul Bhattacharjee, Maitrayee Chakraborty, Debasree Bhaumik, and Ranjib Ghosh. "Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.8 (2022), 1264-1268. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Das, L., Bhattacharjee, . P., Chakraborty, . M., Bhaumik, . D. & Ghosh, . R. (2022) Evaluation of COVID-19 appropriate behavior among fully vaccinated students in a medical college of north-east India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (8), 1264-1268. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.06312202227062022