“KNOW YOUR STATUS” AND LAUNCH OF STAFF VACCINATION PROGRAMME-Presenter: Dr. Dexter James, Chief Executive Officer- Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH)

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CEO Dr. Dexter James DCFH
Dr. Dexter James CEO of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH)

The Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Dexter James a staff vaccination programme of “know your status” for staff of the hospital.

Dr. James has presented a comprehensive analysis of his findings.

Findings


 Staff exhibited an extremely high level of participation (95%) in the “know your status” antigen testing programme
 Of the 490 staff-tested, 97% ( 475 persons) returned a negative antigen result
 The vaccination status of staff ranges from 38.6% – 42.3%
 The level of vaccination by staff is low-moderate
 Source of staff with positive antigens were community-based
– determined through contact tracing Findings
 Doctors had the highest level of vaccine take-up among staff involved in direct patient care (63%)
 Nursing staff displayed the lowest level of vaccine take-up among staff involved in direct patient care (27%)
 73% of staff with positive antigens were unvaccinated
 There seem to be a high correlation between positive antigen tests results and unvaccinated staff
 The hospital environment continues to be very safe for patient care

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