Table 7

Vaccine side effects

Side effect*Autoimmune disease groupHealthy controlsTotal
Withhold therapyContinue therapy
Fever (p=0.4253)6/83 (7.23)3/92 (3.26)2/55 (3.64)11/230 (4.78)
Fatigue (p=0.1186)19/83 (22.89)12/92 (13.04)14/55 (25.45)45/230 (19.57)
Headache (p=0.0786)5/83 (6.0215/92 (16.3)9/55 (16.36)29/230 (12.61)
Chills (p=0.2200)10/83 (12.05)5/92 (5.43)7/55 (12.73)22/230 (9.57)
Nausea/Vomiting (p=0.9624)3/83 (3.61)4/92 (4.35)2/55 (3.64)9/230 (3.91)
Diarrhoea (p=0.5099)0/83 (0)1/92 (1.09)1/55 (1.82)2/230 (0.87)
Muscle pain (p=0.1842)24/83 (28.92)26/92 (28.26)23/55 (41.82)73/230 (31.74)
Joint pain (p=0.8629)6/83 (7.23)5/92 (5.43)3/55 (5.45)14/230 (6.09)
Antipyretic use (p=0.4629)1/83 (1.20)4/92 (4.35)2/55 (3.64)7/230 (3.04)
Disease flare (p=0.294)10/83 (12.05)6/92 (6.52)n/a16/175 (9.14)
Rash (p=0.0478*)0/83 (0.00)4/92 (4.35)0/55 (0.00)4/230 (1.74)
Other (p=0.2217)0/83 (0.00)2/92 (2.17)0/55 (0.00)2/230 (0.87)
Nil (p=0.7581)29/83 (34.94)34/92 (36.96)17/55 (30.91)90/230 (34.78)
  • Data are presented as proportions (%).

  • *Using Fisher’s exact test with significance cut-off 5%.

  • n/a, not available.