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Covaxin had much lower adverse effects and overall favourable short-term safety profile in adolescents: Study | India News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Bharat Biotech’s indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin was overall found to have “much lower” AEFI (adverse effects following immunisation) rates in adolescents with a favourable short-term safety profile as compared to those reported with mRNA vaccines but adolescent females and those with a history of allergy were at a 1.6 times and three times increased risk of AEFI after taking Covaxin.These were the findings of a study conducted by researchers at Benaras Hindu University on adolescent (15-18 years) and adult (over 19 years) recipients of Covaxin that claims to be the first real-world safety analysis of Covaxin.Titled ‘A prospective Observational Study on BBV152 Coronavirus Vaccine Use in Adolescents and Comparison with Adults: Interim Results of the first Real-...