66% of medical personnel who have been vaccinated experience reactogenicity

Suara.com – A survey of 5,396 medical personnel in India who had received the Covid-19 vaccine showed that 66% of them experienced at least one symptom post vaccination or reactogenicity.

According to The Health Site, respondents in the survey stated that the symptoms most often experienced were myalgia or muscle pain (44%), fever, (34%), headache (28%), local pain at the injection site (27%), joint pain (12%). ), nausea (8%), and diarrhea (3%).

Of these, the most common symptom is fatigue, experienced by 45% of respondents.

“The occurrence of other symptoms such as sore throat, insomnia, stiff dizziness, allergic rash, chills, vomiting, syncope is reported to be 1% or less,” said the study authors.

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Their symptoms are not severe or require hospitalization. The survey also showed that in 90% of cases the symptoms experienced were milder than the respondents expected.

Illustration of the Covid-19 vaccine (World Health Organization). (Shutterstock)

Meanwhile, the survey showed that side effects among the majority of respondents did not last more than 24 hours after vaccination.

“As many as 37% (1,225) of respondents said their symptoms did not last more than a day, while 31% showed their symptoms persisted for 48 hours. Only 6% stated that their symptoms lasted more than 2 days,” wrote the researchers again.

Ex president Indian Medical AssociationRajeev Jayadevan, one of the study’s researchers, said the survey proves that vaccines are safe and there is no need to worry about hurting the body.

“If more than 5,000 people who are vaccinated report no serious problems, then that is a pretty big guarantee that the general public can get the vaccine,” said Jayadevan.

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Another key finding from this survey is the linear correlation between age and symptoms post vaccination, which suggests that reactogenicity decreases with age.

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