The initial experience of COVID-19 vaccination from a tertiary care centre of India

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1816

Authors

  • RK Srivastava Professor and Additional Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
  • Pranav Ish | pranavish2512@gmail.com Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1701-4970
  • *Safdarjung COVID-19 Vaccination group Safdarjung Hospital, New Delh, India.

Abstract

To the Editor

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the Bharat biotech vaccine against COVID-19, which is a locally manufactured inactivated vaccine named ''COVAXIN'' in collaboration with the Indian council of medical research (ICMR) on 3rd  January 2021 for emergency use along with the "Covishield" Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured locally by the Serum Institute of India...

*The Safdarjung COVID-19 Vaccination group:

KR Meena (Professor, Paediatrics), U Venkatesh (Assistant Professor, Community Medicine), Pushpa Kumari (Associate Professor, Medicine), Sonal Burman (Specialist, Medicine), Neeraj Kumar Gupta (Professor and Head, Pulmonary Medicine), Nitesh Gupta (Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine), Rohit Kumar (Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine), Swetabh Purohit (Senior resident, Pulmonary Medicine), Arjun Ramaswamy (Senior resident, Pulmonary Medicine)

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2021-03-31
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COVID-19 - Collection of articles on the Coronavirus outbreak
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COVID-19, Vaccine , Safety, AEFI, Initial
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Srivastava, RK, Pranav Ish, and *Safdarjung COVID-19 Vaccination group. 2021. “The Initial Experience of COVID-19 Vaccination from a Tertiary Care Centre of India”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, March. https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1816.

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