Coordination aspects of pharmacovigilance system adjustment in terms of the global COVID-19 pandemic

Keywords: pharmacovigilance, COVID-19, vaccination, side effects.


The purpose is to overview the crucial pharmacovigilance system adjustment measures concerning COVID-19 widespread pandemic and enlightens main current aspects of pharmacovigilance system revamp.

Materials and methods. There were used common science theoretical methods (system analysis, generalization and systems approach); bibliographic method (elaboration of scientific related literature on topic).

Results. Revamping pharmacovigilance system requires being improved in regulatory capacities, the use of appropriate public-health-driven science-based and user-friendly technologies, including digital technologies, and innovations to expand access to quality medical and relevant information. These proposals can promote health by putting pharmacovigilance at the center of efforts to achieve a sustainable healthcare system that uses universal health coverage and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Conclusion. Vaccine safety is very important for the success of any vaccination program. A robust vigilance system will help detect, report and prevent any adverse reactions associated with vaccination. Effective pharmacovigilance of the COVID-19 vaccine, when ready for use, will prevent any adverse events associated with the vaccine and dispel any unreasonable concerns among vaccine users.

Author Biographies

Т. М. Ostaschenko, Medical forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

brigadier general of medical service, Commander of Medical forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

N. D. Kozak, Ukrainian military medical academy

colonel of medical service, MD, professor, head of the faculty of retraining and advanced training of Ukrainian military medical academy

D. О. Kozak, Bogomolets National medical university

postgraduate of the pharmacology department of Bogomolets National medical university


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How to Cite
OstaschenkoТ. М., Kozak, N. D., & KozakD. О. (2021). Coordination aspects of pharmacovigilance system adjustment in terms of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 2(4), 161-165.