Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1671-1675

Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study

Authors: Abdullah Musaad A. Alghamdi, Assim Abdulhamid H. Felemban, Turki Abdullah Madani, Abdulmajeed Medhat A. Khafagy, Turki Abdulgany M. Helal, Albaraa Hussain A. Nayyaz, Khaled A. Yaghmour.

ABSTRACT

Background: Vaccinations have proven to be one of the most effective tools for preventing health-related risks among travelers. The current study aimed at observing health practices among the general population regarding travel medicine. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted among 684 participants in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Data were collected by sending the questionnaire through online platforms to the whole targeted population of Jeddah. Results: A considerable percentage of the participants acknowledged the importance of vaccinations (70.8%) before traveling and their protective effects against infections (86.1%). Furthermore, 54.1% of the participants were against the fear of side effects as a cause to avoid the required vaccines, and 77.6% of them disagreed that vaccinations are just a pre-travel routine with no benefit. Conclusion: Overall travel attitudes and practices in our participants are positive; however, further studies targeting tourists in international airports in Saudi Arabia are recommended that can help improve travel medicine and prevent infectious diseases in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Pre-travel vaccinations, travel medicine, health-seeking pre-traveling


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Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study


Authors
Abdullah Musaad A Alghamdi
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Assim Abdulhamid H Felemban
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Abdullah Madani
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulmajeed Medhat A Khafagy
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Abdulgany M Helal
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Albaraa Hussain A Nayyaz
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled A Yaghmour
Assistant Professor & Consultant of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Musaad A Alghamdi, Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; Abdullahalghamdi1099@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Aug 2021
Accepted 16 Aug 2021
Published online 27 Aug 2021
Published in print 28 Sep 2021

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Alghamdi AMA, Felemban AAH, Madani TA, Khafagy AMA, Helal TAM, Nayyaz AHA, Yaghmour KA. Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


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Alghamdi AMA, Felemban AAH, Madani TA, Khafagy AMA, Helal TAM, Nayyaz AHA, Yaghmour KA. Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=107706 [Access: December 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


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Alghamdi AMA, Felemban AAH, Madani TA, Khafagy AMA, Helal TAM, Nayyaz AHA, Yaghmour KA. Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


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Alghamdi AMA, Felemban AAH, Madani TA, Khafagy AMA, Helal TAM, Nayyaz AHA, Yaghmour KA. Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. IJMDC. (2021), [cited December 01, 2021]; 5(9): 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


Harvard Style

Alghamdi, A. M. A., Felemban, . A. A. H., Madani, . T. A., Khafagy, . A. M. A., Helal, . T. A. M., Nayyaz, . A. H. A. & Yaghmour, . K. A. (2021) Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. IJMDC, 5 (9), 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


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Alghamdi, Abdullah Musaad A., Assim Abdulhamid H. Felemban, Turki Abdullah Madani, Abdulmajeed Medhat A. Khafagy, Turki Abdulgany M. Helal, Albaraa Hussain A. Nayyaz, and Khaled A. Yaghmour. 2021. Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


Chicago Style

Alghamdi, Abdullah Musaad A., Assim Abdulhamid H. Felemban, Turki Abdullah Madani, Abdulmajeed Medhat A. Khafagy, Turki Abdulgany M. Helal, Albaraa Hussain A. Nayyaz, and Khaled A. Yaghmour. "Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alghamdi, Abdullah Musaad A., Assim Abdulhamid H. Felemban, Turki Abdullah Madani, Abdulmajeed Medhat A. Khafagy, Turki Abdulgany M. Helal, Albaraa Hussain A. Nayyaz, and Khaled A. Yaghmour. "Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.9 (2021), 1671-1675. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alghamdi, A. M. A., Felemban, . A. A. H., Madani, . T. A., Khafagy, . A. M. A., Helal, . T. A. M., Nayyaz, . A. H. A. & Yaghmour, . K. A. (2021) Pre-travel vaccination attitudes and health advice seeking among general population in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional survey-based study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1671-1675. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1628380447


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