1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Manglore-574143
2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Manglore-574143
3Department of Pharmaceutics, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Manglore-574143
The widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has been a critical public health measure in mitigating the impact of the pandemic. Monitoring vaccine safety and understanding the prevalence of vaccine-related adverse events and side effects is essential for maintaining public trust and ensuring effective vaccination campaigns. This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of adverse events and side effects associated with COVID-19 vaccinations among the general public in the Dakshina Kannada region. The data were gathered from a convenience sample of 1000 people each from the general public and pre-validated questionnaires were utilized to gather data. The study findings revealed a spectrum of adverse events and side effects reported by participants, ranging from mild local reactions to rare systemic effects. The prevalence and severity of adverse events varied between different vaccine types and age groups. The study concluded with the fact that about [77%] of respondents had adverse effects in which swelling at the site of injection; fever and headache where (35.9%). The participants were fearful of short-term adverse effects, uncertain about the decision, and confident in the initial doses, which is why they did not receive the booster dose in comparison to the other two doses. The severity of covid-19, as well as the side effects and efficacy of the vaccine, were the key factors that explained the likelihood of rejection or indecision. In conclusion this study provides valuable insights into the prevalence of COVID-19 vaccine-related adverse events and side effects in Dakshina Kannada. These findings can inform public health efforts, vaccination campaigns, and healthcare guidance to better address and manage adverse events, ultimately contributing to the continued success of COVID-19 vaccination programs.
Satish S, Vilas Pai*, Ramakrishna Shabaraya A, A Study To Identify The Prevelance Of Covid – 19 Vaccine Related Adverse Events/ Side- Effects Among General Public In Dakshina Kannada., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 11, 378-384. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10154149