VFAHT

Community Health

Hepatitis B and C Screening and Vaccination Community Camp

December 24, 2021
Sector M, near Defence Raya Golf & Country Club, DHA Phase 6, Lahore
December 24, 2021
Sector M, near Defence Raya Golf & Country Club, DHA Phase 6, Lahore

Event Details

To cleanse Pakistan of Hepatitis B and C, it is of utmost important to screen the general population against them. To aid in tackling the burden of this disease, VFAHT in collaboration with the Hepatitis & Infection Control Program, Punjab, and IPAC USA Chapter, organized its very first Hepatitis B & C Screening and Vaccination Community Camp at a construction site in DHA Phase 6, Lahore on December 24, 2021. These camps are being held under the campaign of “Hepatitis Free Campuses” by Infection Prevention and Control Foundation. A total of 225 construction workers were screened against Hepatitis B and C, while 215 were vaccinated against Hepatitis B at the camp. For testing HBV and HCV Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) kits were used. This activity also addressed the rampant myths about the disease and aimed to raise awareness about the gravity of hepatitis spread and preventive measures. The team showed full adherence to COVID-19 SOPs during the camp. 

Data Sheet

No. of people screened   Age Groups   Gender Distribution   HBV Positive Cases   HCV Positive Cases  
225  12-80    10  15 
Males   Females   Males   Females   Males   Females  
225    10    15   
Follow-up  PCR 
         

Data Sheet

No. of people Vaccinated  Age Groups  Gender Distribution 
215  12-80   Males   Females  
215   
Follow-up 01 
2nd Dose  January 24, 2022 
Follow-up 02 
3rd Dose   June 24, 2022 

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