Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) - Post COVID 19 vaccination

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Author Details : Priyanka Suhagiya*, Jumana Hakim, Dhanyata Athmakuri, Mounika Kuracha, Thrilok Chander

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 178-182

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Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent disease and save lives, but they may also produce some undesirable side effects which may affect the healthy individuals. Therefore, the monitoring of adverse events following immunization is necessary. Any untoward medical occurrence which follows immunization, and which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the use of the vaccine. The adverse event may be any unfavorable or unintended sign, an abnormal laboratory finding a symptom or a disease. AEFI surveillance studies helps to detect to identify a specific risk among the local population. In this study, we included 20 healthcare workers who were admitted in Gandhi medical college and hospital following immunization by Covid vaccination drive. No major AEFI was reported following vaccination. Our study concludes that proper counselling about the need for covid vaccination and the possible adverse events following vaccination would create an awareness among the public would prevent them from apprehension of second dose after developing AEFI following first dose.

Keywords: Vaccination, immunization, AEFI, COVID

How to cite : Suhagiya P, Hakim J, Athmakuri D, Kuracha M, Chander T, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) - Post COVID 19 vaccination. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2021;6(3):178-182

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Received : 31-07-2021

Accepted : 02-09-2021

Available online : 29-09-2021

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