VADVERSE EVENT FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION(AEFI) SURVEILLANCE
All AEFIs are reported to the state as per the guidelines of Government of India. Severe and Serious AEFI cases are immediately reported and investigated as per the set protocols. In addition all Serious and Severe AEFIs are reported to State and WHO as part of weekly Polio and Measles surveillance report. All other minor AEFIs are reported once a month.
Most adverse events are mild (fever, pain at the injection site, redness etc) and are self-limiting. All beneficiaries are advised to stay back at the session location for at least 30 minutes after vaccination for observation.