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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 182-188

COVID-19 vaccination compliance rate and self-reported post-vaccination adverse effects among the members of dental faculty in Malaysia: A cross-sectional study

Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, No. 9 Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara 47810, Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia

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Dr. Suresh Kandagal Veerabhadrappa
Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, No. 9 Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara 47810, Petaling Jaya Selangor
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DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_244_21

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Aim: To evaluate the COVID-19 vaccination compliance rate and post-vaccination Adverse Effects (AEs) among the Dental Health Care Workers (DHCW). Materials and Methods: An online, cross-sectional, self-administered, structured questionnaire was distributed to 54 DHCW at the Faculty of Dentistry, SEGI University to evaluate the demographic characteristics, history of infection, type of vaccine received, post-vaccination AEs, duration, and hospitalization. In this pilot study, a convenience sampling method was adopted and descriptive statistics was employed to describe the results. Chi-square test was used to compare the post-vaccination AEs among the CoronaVac® group, Pfizer-BioNTech group and AstraZeneca group and a p-value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: About 85% participants had completed the vaccination and one participant tested positive for COVID-19 after the first dose. Following the first dose, participants in Pfizer-BioNTech (88.9%) and AstraZeneca group (100%), experienced higher local AEs (pain and tenderness at the site of injection) than the CoronaVac® (33.3%) group which was statistically significant (P < 0.006). Although higher systemic AEs were observed in Pfizer-BioNTech (66.7%) and AstraZeneca vaccine (100%) than the CoronaVac® (30.6%) group, this was not significant. Similarly, after the second dose, higher percentage of participants in the Pfizer-BioNTech group experienced systemic (66.7%) and local AEs (66.7%) than CoronaVac® group. However, this was not significant too. The most common systemic AEs were fatigue and myalgia. One participant reported a mild allergic reaction and the majority of these AEs resolved in 24–48 hours after vaccination, without requiring hospitalization. Conclusions: DHCW exhibited a greater compliance rate to Covid-19 vaccination. Local AEs were more frequently encountered than the systemic ones and the common AEs were pain and tenderness at the injection site, fatigue, and myalgia. Clinical Significance: Recognizing and reporting the AEs of COVID-19 vaccines are imperative to enhance the vaccine uptake among the public.

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