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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974versão On-line ISSN 2337-9622

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OLIVEIRA, Valéria Conceição de et al. Tetanus immunization status among workers of the Municipal Company of Public Works in the municipality of Divinopolis, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2009. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp.497-504. ISSN 1679-4974.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S1679-49742012000300015.

OBJECTIVE: to investigate tetanus vaccination status in Municipal workers of the Municipal Company of Public Works in the Municipality of Divinópolis, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS: the study population consisted of 205 workers, including masons, hodmen, street-sweepers, and workers of weeding, sewage and paving; data were collectedfrom March to October 2009, through a questionnaire. RESULTS: 22.9% of workers could not say when they received vaccination; 17.6% were vaccinated more than ten years ago; 28.7% reported never had received tetanus vaccine; and only 35.1% of respondents had a vaccination card. CONCLUSION: prevalence of vaccination against tetanus was low among the studied workers, exposed to risk of contracting incidental tetanus during their work activities.

Palavras-chave : tetanus; vaccination; epidemiology; cross-sectional studies.

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