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Proposed Training on Covid 19 Vaccination for Global Volunteering

EasyChair Preprint no. 9645

6 pagesDate: February 1, 2023


Background: More than six million individuals have died because of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, which has put an unprecedented strain on public health globally. Since vaccines can stop the pandemic, the pandemic has sped up the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of students from AlMaarefa University volunteering at Diriyah hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: From March 2021 to December 2021, AlMaarefa University students who volunteered at the Diriyah Hospital to assist with the immunization campaign participated in a cross-sectional study. To ensure the safety of the students, a formal training program on immunization and infection control was provided by the nurses of Diriyah Hospital. Upon volunteering through the ministry of health's official platform for volunteers, appreciation certificates were handed to the participants.

Results: Only 556 of the 2700 students that attended the vaccination program at the Diriyah hospital volunteered. Participants came from all the university's colleges and included both male and female students. More than 50,000 community members were served during these 9 months with more than 15,000 hours of volunteer work and staff assistance.

Conclusion: A vaccination campaign as comprehensive as the current COVID-19 immunization exercise has never been imposed upon the world. At Diriyah Hospital, there was a high frequency of student volunteers and solid understanding of the value of volunteering among students with knowledge of infection control to aid the neighborhood, the nation, and ultimately the world in the fight against this pandemic.

Keyphrases: COVID-19, vaccination, volunteering

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Mohamed El-Sherbiny and Abdulrahman Hussamuldin and Fahda Alshathri and Yara Alhurimmees and Jana Sameer Sendy},
  title = {Proposed Training on Covid 19 Vaccination for Global Volunteering},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9645},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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