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EEO. 2021; 20(1): 5543-5571

A Study On Side Effects Experienced By Health Care Workers Vaccinated With Covishield Vaccine In Selected Hospital Of Navi Mumbai

Amruta Vithal Bamugade,Ashwini Patil.


BACKGROUND: Aim of the study is to evaluate adverse events following immunization (AEFI) amongst the HCW after first dose of Covishield vaccine. We also evaluated association of AEFI according to sex, and age groups.

METHODS: We performed cross-sectional study on side effects experienced by health care workers. The 200 recipients receiving first dose of ‘COVISHIELD’ vaccine at selected hospital of Navi Mumbai were approached through phone calls to collect data on occurrence of side effects. Incidence of side effects in different age groups, gender, and those with previous history of COVID-19 were analyzed. Presence of any side effects was evaluated.

RESULT: Among the health care workers visiting vaccination OPD at selected hospital, 84% of them developed side effects after getting vaccinated whereas 16% did not developed side effects. 60.8% of health care workers developed Injection site pain, the most common side effects among the recipients.

CONCLUSION: Most side effects following the first dose of COVISHIELD vaccine. HCWs experienced minor, self-limiting AEFI with the first dose of ChAdOx1nCoV-19

Key words: ChAdOx1 nCoV- 19, Covishield vaccine, side effects, adverse events.

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