COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Tracking (CoVaST): Protocol of a Multi-Center Prospective Cohort Study for Active Surveillance of COVID-19 Vaccines' Side Effects

Abanoub Riad, Holger Schünemann, Sameh Attia, Tina Poklepović Peričić, Marija Franka Žuljević, Mikk Jürisson, Ruth Kalda, Katrin Lang, Sudhakar Morankar, Elias Ali Yesuf, Mohamed Mekhemar, Anthony Danso-Appiah (+17 others)
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine-related side effects have a determinant role in the public decision regarding vaccination. Therefore, this study has been designed to actively monitor the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines globally. Methods: A multi-country, three-phase study including a cross-sectional survey to test for the short-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccines among target population groups. In the second phase, we will monitor the booster doses' side effects, while
more » ... the third phase, the long-term safety and effectiveness will be investigated. A validated, self-administered questionnaire will be used to collect data from the target population; Results: The study protocol has been registered at, with the identifier NCT04834869. Conclusions: CoVaST is the first independent study aiming to monitor the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines following booster doses, and the long-term safety and effectiveness of said vaccines.
doi:10.3390/ijerph18157859 fatcat:idkcembcpndnhlnrcrv3igcd4q