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Doctors in the private sector should report adverse events after immunisation to complete dataset

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4968 (Published 07 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4968
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics has called for doctors working in the private sector to report adverse events after immunisations to the national surveillance system to ensure more complete vaccine safety data.

In a position paper published in Indian Pediatrics, the academy said that the adverse event following immunization (AEFI) surveillance system run by the government needed to be strengthened by including reports from the private sector.1

India has one of the largest universal immunisation programmes in the world, with 26 million babies born every year. Approximately …

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