Document Type : Original Research Article



Since immunization of women of childbearing age through vaccination and antibody transfer to the fetus, reduces the likelihood of the infant getting the tetanus. This study was conducted for examining the safety status of tetanus in women referred to premarital center. This study was performed on 181 women referring to a clinic in Yazd, Iran. Blood samples were measured by ELISA method and data were analyzed by SPSS software. The immunity status of individuals against tetanus was significantly correlated with vaccination status and occupation but with number of family children (genetic status) and several parameters was no a significant correlation. By measuring the antibody, it is possible to identify groups at risk for immunization against tetanus and modify the vaccination.


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