Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2022 , Vol 26 , Issue 6
Evaluation of side effects associated with global COVID-19 vaccines in Iraq
1Department of Dentistry, Kut University College, 52001, Wasit, Iraq
2Department of Medical laboratory techniques, Kut University College, 52001, Wasit, Iraq
3Department of Pharmacy, Kut University College, 52001, Wasit, Iraq
4School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway 47500, Selangor, Malaysia
5Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Al-Bayan University, Baghdad, Iraq
DOI : 10.29228/jrp.282 Since the start of the pandemic of COVID-19, it was clear that vaccination was the best way to combat it. A few vaccines were produced and approved in the last year. Many questions about the vaccinations' efficacy and safety arose due to this unprecedented vaccine development effort. This study aimed to evaluate the short‐term side effects after receiving the available COVID-19 vaccines by the students of the Kut university college. This research was conducted as a cross-sectional, retrospective study using an online questionnaire distributed among COVID-19 vaccine recipients. The number of students who are enrolled in this study is 804, nearly (81%) of our study subjects were symptomatic after receiving the vaccination. Participants with a history of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, comorbid diseases, females, non-smokers, and AstraZeneca vaccine receivers showed significantly (p<0.05) more severe side effects. In conclusion, the side effects described by our undergraduate students after receiving vaccinations from Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca, and Sinopharm are similar to those reported in clinical trials, showing that these vaccines have safe profiles. More research is needed to assess the efficiency of current vaccinations in preventing SARS-CoV-2 reinfections. Keywords : COVID‐19; SARS‐CoV‐2; vaccine; side effects
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