Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Adverse events following immunization

Adverse events following COVID vaccination among undergraduate students in a medical college, South India: A cross sectional study

Dr. Nandini RC, Dr. Tejashwini K, Dr. Shanthi M, Dr. Dilip Kumar, Nishitha Gowda

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1786-1802

Background: COVID Vaccination has given a ray of hope in fighting against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).Since the experiences are relatively new to all, it is important to monitor safety of vaccines in a real-world setting. With this background, this study was conducted.
Objective: To assess the pattern of AEFI among undergraduate students.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a Hospital setting with 200 vaccinated medical students being enrolled in the study and Data were analysed using SPSS version 20.00.
Results: Total of 200 medical students, 142(71%) and 74(37%) of study subjects had one or more AEFI following COVID-19 vaccination following 1st and 2nd dose respectively. All the AEFI’s (100%) were only minor reactions.
Conclusion: The study reflected that COVID-19 vaccination caused only mild and non-serious AEFI in most of the vaccine recipients. Hence the vaccine given can be considered safe.