Análisis de la búsqueda sobre vacunas contra la COVID-19 en países sudamericanos

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of the search for COVID-19 vaccines in South American countries

Yuly R. Santos-Rosales, Bellanira S. Aliaga-Cáceres, Edson J. Tovar-Yaro, Martha Bernuy-Portilla, Verónica I. Huanca-Mamani, Jose Armada, Christian R. Mejia

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Introduction: Since the development of COVID-19 vaccines, the world population has been increasingly interested in learning about them. Objective: To perform a search analysis on COVID-19 vaccines in South American countries. Methods: Observational, descriptive, and retrospective study; of data obtained from the Google Trends tool. The use of 6 terms ("COVID-19 vaccine", "Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines", "Pfizer vaccine", "Sinopharm vaccine", "side effects of Pfizer vaccine", "side effects of Sinopharm vaccine") was compared in nine Spanish-speaking South American countries. Results: The country with the highest search result for the term "COVID-19 vaccine" was Bolivia. Regarding the search for the term "COVID vaccine effectiveness" in South American countries, there is a strong trend in Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile, between January and July 2021. Conclusion: There was no decrease in the general interest regarding the 6 terms used for this study; however, the general interest in coronavirus vaccines among Google search engine users has presented changes in the trend, while the popularity of COVID-19 vaccine side effects has increased, showing significant variation according to the context of each country.

Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of the search for COVID-19 vaccines in South American countries
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere02202067
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina Militar
Issue number4
StateIndexed - 1 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes

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