Critical Care Nurses Perception of COVID-19 Vaccines and its Side Effects at Upper Egypt

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Maternity, Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Suez Canal University, Egypt

2 Lecturer of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Suez Canal University, Egypt

3 Assistant Professor, Critical Care Nursing and Emergency, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

4 Assistant Professor, Critical Care Nursing and Emergency, Faculty of Nursing, Sohag University, Egypt

5 Lecturer of Critical Care Nursing and Emergency Department, Faculty of Nursing South Valley University

6 Assistant Professor, Critical Care Nursing and Emergency, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

Abstract

Background: Despite all the efforts that have been made to fasten vaccine development many
critical care nurses staff were worried and hesitated from the vaccine. Aim of the study: is to assess
critical care nurses perception of covid-19 vaccines and its side effects at Upper Egypt. Sample:
2429 critical care nurses from five Upper Egypt Governorates, Minia, Assiut, Sohage, Qena and
Aswan. Tools: the study included two tools, Critical Care Nurses’ knowledge questionnaire and
Critical Care Nurses’ attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccine. Result: the included ICU’s nurses
88.4% of them were under the age of 29 years, and 57.8 % had a technical institute of nursing.
Regarding to the nurses’ knowledge it was noticed that 79.5 % of the nurses believed that taking
COVID-19 vaccine did not provide protection. But 55.2 % critical care nurses had positive attitude
toward COVID-19 vaccines. Regarding to the vaccines side effects, sit pain, swelling fever and
redness were the most reported manifestations among nurses. Conclusion: critical care nurses had
positive attitude about COVID-19 vaccine but hesitated to be vaccinated because of the fear from its
side effect. Recommendations: Future research evaluating the side effects of all types covid -19
vaccines in all Egypt.

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