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

Submitted: February 23, 2021
Accepted: March 19, 2021
Published: March 31, 2021
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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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How to Cite

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 91 (4).