Study on adverse effects of COVISHIELD vaccine among hospital employees of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital

Authors

  • Lujaw Ratna Tuladhar Department of Pharmacology, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1626-1104
  • Anju Khapung Department of Community Dentistry, Nepal Medical College, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu
  • Nishchal Dhakal Department of Community Medicine, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu
  • Deepak Regmi Intern, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu
  • Abja Sapkota Department of Nursing, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu
  • Jyotsana Pokharel Department of Nursing, Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Attarkhel, Gokarneshwor-8, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nmcj.v24i2.46024

Keywords:

Adverse effect, COVISHIELD, vaccine

Abstract

Nepal government provided COVISHIELD vaccine first to the hospital employees and other front liners in January 2021. The objective of our study was to observe the adverse effects of the COVISHIELD among hospital employees of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital (NMCTH). This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted from March to August 2021. The study was commenced after obtaining ethical clearance from the Institutional Review Committee of NMCTH. Self-reported socio-demographic details and symptomatic adverse effects reported after the first and second dose of COVISHIELD were noted. The data were entered in SPSS 16 and analysed. Out of 436 participants, 360 (82.6%) and 243 (55.7%) had reported adverse effects after the first and second dose of the COVISHIELD respectively. The adverse effects reported following COVISHIELD were common and predictable.

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Published

2022-06-27

How to Cite

Tuladhar, L. R., Khapung, A., Dhakal, N., Regmi, D., Sapkota, A., & Pokharel, J. (2022). Study on adverse effects of COVISHIELD vaccine among hospital employees of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital. Nepal Medical College Journal, 24(2), 109–112. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmcj.v24i2.46024

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