International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

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Survey Paper | Obstetrics and Gynecology | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


Hesitation to COVID-19 Vaccinations during Menstruation

Keerthana Thiyagarajan


Abstract: Background: Indian Government opened vaccinations above the age of 18 years from May 1 onwards, since then there were a lot of myths flying around on the effect of the vaccines on menstruating women. This study was done mainly in order to evaluate the mindset of menstruating women regarding vaccination. Method: Using the Untitled-Google Form, which collected data through keerthanathiyagharajan[at]gmail.com from 200 responders aged 18 years and above, across Tamil Nadu State of India and make use of the same Untitled-Google Form statistical analysis for the study was done. Result: Our findings suggest that over 70% of women are still hesitant to take vaccination. More than 70% showed were scared of the side effects such as heavy menstrual bleeding & dysmenorrhea for which their main source of information was from mass media & social media. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that high level Vaccine Hesitancy (76.4%) among women menstruating women this entails a significant proportion of the population which can be addressed by public health messaging& health care workers and the myths surrounding this should be sufficiently debunked.


Keywords: COVID-19, Vaccination, Menstruation


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 675 - 677


How to Cite this Article?

Keerthana Thiyagarajan, "Hesitation to COVID-19 Vaccinations during Menstruation", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022, pp. 675-677, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR21920022906

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