Pharmacovigilance is a drug monitoring program established by WHO and defined as the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding, prevention and communication of adverse events of immunization,
or any other vaccine, or issues related with immunization.
What is Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI)?
Any untoward medical occurrence which follows immunization and which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the usage of the vaccine. The adverse event may be any unfavourable or unintended sign, abnormal laboratory finding, symptom or disease.
Who can report?
Everyone can report: Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Patients and their relatives.