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Title: Study of adverse events of A/H1N1 vaccine among health care staff in selected provinces of Afghanistan, 2010
Authors: Mofleh, J.A.
Akbarian, Z.
Muserat, N.
Yosofi, H.
Alkozai, A.
Noormal, B.
Keywords: Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Health Personnel
Cross-Sectional Studies
Questionnaires
Pain
Fever
Immunization
Issue Date: 2012
Relation: EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (9), 946 - 950, 2012
Language: English
Abstract: At the end of March 2010 an A/H1N1 vaccination campaign was conducted in Afghanistan using donated vaccines. However, no surveillance system for detection of adverse events following immunization was in place. We report a cross-sectional, descriptive survey in 4 provinces of Afghanistan to assess the rate of adverse events among health care staff immunized with A/H1N1 monovalent vaccine 4 weeks after vaccination. Using random sampling proportionate to size, 350 staff [mean age 36 years, range 16-65 years] were surveyed using a questionnaire. The highest self-reported rates of adverse events were pain at the injection site [53%], fever in the first 3 days after immunization [40%], body pain [39%], tiredness [33%], swelling at the injection site [29%] and redness at the injection site [28%]. More females than males suffered adverse reactions and the rates varied across different provinces, ranging from 79% in Balkh to 23% in Kabul
Description: 946 - 950
Subject: Influenza Vaccines
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118516
ISSN: 1020-3397
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