Frequency of Post COVID Vaccination Undesirable Effects in Faculty and Students of Ayub Medical College


  • Syed Yar Muhammad Shah
  • Mohammad Yasin
  • Umar Farooq
  • Naseer Ahmad
  • Fazal Mustaan
  • Qaisar Ali


Background:  With the sudden rise in Corona cases over a short period of 5 to 6 months all around the globe, governments had to impose lockdowns to reduce the spread of virus but nobody was sure about how long this will continue. The solution was the formation of vaccine on which scientists started working quickly. Within a year different vaccines came in the market to use in humans on emergency basis. But as the time was short to properly evaluate the efficacy and side effects of these vaccines, public started having some undesirable effects after vaccination along with the immunity against virus. A few studies in this regard have highlighted some issues with the administration of different vaccines. Objective: The aim of our study conducted on students and faculty of Ayub Medical College was to determine the frequency and intensity of undesirable effects after vaccination. Methodology:  It was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted on 113 students from 1st March 2021 to 31st October 2021. The study population was undergraduate students and faculty of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad who are partially or fully vaccinated against Covid-19. A structured questionnaire was developed for data collection after reviewing of literature. After taking informed consent students were approached in lecture halls and hostels and faculty members were approached in their offices for recording the answers to questions. Data was recorded on a proforma and was analyzed by using the statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 20. Results:  In this study the participants belonged to the age group 18-59 years and mean age was 23.15±5.6years among the students and faculty of Ayub Medical College. Out of the total 113 participants 85(75.2%) were males and 28(24.8%) females. Out of 85 male participants, 52 (61.17%) experienced undesirable effects after vaccination and 33(38.82%) didn’t have any of these effects. Out of 28 female participants, 12(42.85%) felt undesirable effects after vaccination while 16(57.14%) didn’t face any effects. The most common undesirable effect faced by the majority of the participants 46(22.7%) was fatigue. No significant association of undesirable effects was found with socio-demographic or other factors in the research Conclusion: The analysis showed that majority of the participants experienced undesirable effects after getting either first or second dose of Covid vaccination which mostly resolved in a day or two without use of any medication. There is still need to work on the vaccines to minimize their undesirable effects. Keywords: Undesirable effects; Vaccines; COVID-19; Vaccination; Post Covid; Symptoms  

Author Biographies

Syed Yar Muhammad Shah

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad - Pakistan 

Mohammad Yasin

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad - Pakistan

Umar Farooq

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad - Pakistan

Naseer Ahmad

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad - Pakistan

Fazal Mustaan

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad - Pakistan

Qaisar Ali

Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad - Pakistan




How to Cite

Syed Yar Muhammad Shah, Yasin, M., Umar Farooq, Naseer Ahmad, Fazal Mustaan, & Qaisar Ali. (2023). Frequency of Post COVID Vaccination Undesirable Effects in Faculty and Students of Ayub Medical College. Pakistan Journal of Chest Medicine, 29(3), 234–238. Retrieved from



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