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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Side effects of Covishield vaccine on COVID-positive history family in India

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, PVG's College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Physics, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/wjsi.wjsi_2_22

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In India, COVID-19 vaccination was carried out in a phased manner from January 16, 2021, with Covishield. This study was carried out in Pune, Maharashtra, India, where COVID-positive history family who had taken the first dose of the Covishield vaccine were followed up to check for any side effects post vaccination. The data were collected with a participant-administered questionnaire. The predominant side effects reported were malaise, headache, fatigue, sneezing, nausea, and chills in participants, followed by pyrexia (fever) with a sore throat, while the most uncommon side effect seen is insomnia. The side effects were started at 6–8 h post vaccination, while it takes an average duration of 24–100 h to last. The absence of serious side effects makes the Covidshield vaccine safe for use in COVID-positive history population.

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