Commentary Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 1 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/Gynaecology.2.010

Recommendation of Tetanus Toxoid Vaccination for Pregnant Females in a Country that Achieved Elimination of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. A commentary on the Study: Knowledge and Health Beliefs of Reproductive-age Women in Alexandria about Tetanus Toxoid Immunization

  • 1Health Education and Behavioral Sciences Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt
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Corresponding Author

Azza Mehanna, hiph.Amehanna@alexu.edu.eg

Received Date: January 30, 2021

Accepted Date: March 29, 2021


The study “knowledge and health beliefs of reproductive-age women in Alexandria about tetanus toxoid immunization” has shed a new light on the attitude of obstetricians in Alexandria (Egypt) towards recommending tetanus toxoid vaccination to pregnant females. According to the study, the use of tetanus toxoid vaccine among females in child-bearing age in Alexandria was low. Intriguingly, most of the studied women revealed that throughout their antenatal care visits, their obstetricians, notably those of the private sector, never brought up the issue of tetanus toxoid vaccination, even worse, when women, who had some knowledge about the vaccine, inquired about their need to receive it, obstetricians did not recommend for vaccination. This discussion around vaccination is important for all in the health sector and the patients.


Maternal and neonatal tetanus; Tetanus toxoid vaccination; Vaccine recommendation; Pregnant females.

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