Observational Study on Prevalence of Adverse Effects of COVID Vaccination among General Population in South India

  • C Muhas Department of Pharmacy Practice, Moulana College of Pharmacy, Perintalmanna, Malappuram Kerala, India, 679321
  • VP Anuradha Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505
  • KB Sreelakshmi Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505
  • Samrin Aysha Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505
  • Ahmed NP Shida Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505
  • Anfas P Muhammed Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Abstract

Introduction: COVID-19 is a viral disease due to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. The patients show flu-like symptoms with a dry cough, sore throat, high fever, and breathing problems. This was conducted to assess the adverse effects after taking Covid 19 vaccines in general population of Kerala state.


Methodology: About 353 participants were enrolled in the study according to inclusion and exclusion criteria for a period of November 2021 to April 2022. Data collection was done with structured questionnaire in google form. The data were analysed and reported using tables, pie diagram, bar diagrams and different charts forms.


Results: Majority of patients enrolled in the study were vaccinated with 2 dosed of Covid vaccines. From 351 participants vaccinated with Covid 19 vaccine 249 experienced an AEFI. The most reported AEFI was fever, body pain and injection site reactions. From the results it was found that females had experienced more AEFI than males. Most of the participants from our study were vaccinated with Covishield and all participants taken Sputnik vaccine had experienced some adverse effects.


Conclusion: The present study reveal that majority of people vaccinated by Covid 19 vaccines had experienced any kind of AEFIs. Majority of patients enrolled in the study were vaccinated with 2 dosed of Covid vaccines. The most reported AEFI was fever, body pain and injection site reactions. From the results it was found that females had experienced more AEFI than males.


Keywords: Adverse effects, Covid 19, Covishield, Covaxin, Immunization, Vaccination

Keywords: Adverse effects, Covid 19, Covishield, Covaxin, Immunization, Vaccination

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Author Biographies

C Muhas, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Moulana College of Pharmacy, Perintalmanna, Malappuram Kerala, India, 679321

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Moulana College of Pharmacy, Perintalmanna, Malappuram Kerala, India, 679321

VP Anuradha, Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

KB Sreelakshmi, Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Samrin Aysha, Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Ahmed NP Shida, Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Anfas P Muhammed, Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

Department of Pharmacy Practice, KTN College of Pharmacy, Chalavara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 679505

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Muhas C, Anuradha V, Sreelakshmi K, Aysha S, Shida AN, Muhammed AP. Observational Study on Prevalence of Adverse Effects of COVID Vaccination among General Population in South India. JDDT [Internet]. 20Nov.2022 [cited 9Dec.2022];12(6):142-6. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/5679