Title : A Comparative Study about post-vaccination symptoms with Coronavirus (COVID -19) vaccines among people in Saudi Arabia and Egypt
Introduction: Coronavirus (COVID-19) a new member of the human coronavirus’s family, was identified in 2019 as the causative agent of a new disease outbreak in China associated with severe medical complications and even death in some cases. The unavailability of a vaccine or other efficacious therapeutic option has required all the nations worldwide to combat the pandemic’s spread. Several precautionary strategies, which include lockdown, social distancing, wearing facemasks, and travel limitations, have been applied to stop this pandemic. On December 11, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and on February 15, 2021, the adenoviral vector vaccines ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AstraZeneca-Ox- ford) were granted emergency use.
Aim of study: is to compare between the side effects as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines among people in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Subjects and Methods: It was conducted among people vaccinated with Pfizer or Astra- Zeneca. The respondents were asked about the symptoms and side effects after the first and second doses of the vaccines, such as injection site pain, arm pain, muscle pain, headache, fever, chills, fatigue, nausea or diarrhea. Data will be collected through the questionnaire that distributed among people in Saudi Arabia, and people interview in Egypt.