Am J Med Public Health | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Student Nurses and Midwives’ Experiences of COVID-19 Vaccines

Thomas Boansi Gyamerah1, Samuel Adusei2, Benjamin Twiri Ampah3, Hope Smith Lomotey3 and Albert Abaka-Yawson3*

1Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Asankrangwa, Ghana
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
3Department of Biological, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana

*Correspondance to: Albert Abaka-Yawson 

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COVID-19 is an irresistible infection. The genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, sparked a surge in global research and development to create a vaccine. The study investigated the experience of student nurses and midwives on the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This report showed that students know something about COVID-19 and its vaccine. These students got their information through various ways such as social media, television as well as through their friends. They had also received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, upon their first shot of the vaccine they experienced headache, fever, weakness, slept a lot, pain at the injection site and hunger. All these subsided within a few days. It is suggested that taking part in the vaccination of the COVID-19 will strengthen individual’s immune system, offer protection and also reduce the contraction of the virus. Also, the doses can be made one. Moreover, education should be more to enhance the vaccination program to clear the myth about the vaccine and help in prompt management of the side effects as they occur. People should be able to voice out about their readiness for the vaccine, about their immune system, and any underlying conditions they might have.


COVID-19; COVID-19 vaccine; Student nurses and midwives; Qualitative research; Nursing training college


Gyamerah TB, Adusei S, Ampah BT, Lomotey HS, Abaka-Yawson A. Student Nurses and Midwives’ Experiences of COVID-19 Vaccines. Am J Med Public Health. 2022;3(1):1032..

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