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Overview of Vaccine Safety of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP
Clinical slide set: Vaccine Safety (.ppt**)     of interest to health care professionals        

Overview for Providers  (history & NIP's efforts)   of interest to health care professionals        

National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to media   
Pink Book's chapter on Vaccine Safety (Epidemiology
& Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases)
(printable version)
  (screen-reader version)  
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Programs and Policies on Vaccine Safety     of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners  

Programs-in-brief on Immunization Safety   of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners  

Side effects: Answers common questions and lists possible side effects of vaccination  of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals      

Vaccine Safety: The Provider's Role      of interest to health care professionals        

Vaccine Safety  (flyer)     of interest to health care professionals        

Vaccines: A Safe Choice for Parents  of interest to public and parents  
       

VAERS Brochure (.pdf) (exit site) 

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 Video clips "Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fear"  (exit site) 13 clips; parents discuss the benefits and risks of vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners  
                  
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Common Concerns on Vaccine Safety of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP

Article for Parents on Vaccine Myths and Vaccine Safety  (exit site) of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  

Contraindications (for providers)
  
Who should not be vaccinated (for parents)
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FAQs about common concerns  (exit site) of interest to public and parents        

How does a new vaccine become approved for use? of interest to public and parents          
 How do you know if vaccine information you find on the Internet or in other sources is accurate?   of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners  

Immune System and Multiple Vaccines

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Immune system: Do vaccines overwhelm it? (exit site)

of interest to public and parents          

Side effects: Answers common questions and lists possible side effects of vaccination  of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals      

Six Common Misconceptions about Vaccination   of interest to public and parents        
 Video clips "Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fear"  (exit site) 13 clips; parents discuss the benefits and risks of vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners  
  
             
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Vaccine Safety: Beliefs and Concerns
also called Misconceptions and Ethics
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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)   of interest to public and parents        

Additives in Vaccines (fact sheet) 
    -  Thimerosal (mercury)  
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Autism of interest to public and parents        

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)   of interest to public and parents        

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) of interest to public and parents        

Cancer and SV40 (Simian Virus 40) of interest to public and parents        

Chronic Disease of interest to public and parents        

Contamination (includes: reverse transciptase, "stealth" virus, simian virus 40, and fetal tissue) of interest to public and parents        

Diabetes (fact sheet and FAQs)  of interest to public and parents        

Febrile seizures after MMR & DTP vaccinations  
MMR vaccine=Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
DTP vaccine=Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Influenza Vaccine  of interest to public and parents        

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Among Adolescents who Received Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine  (fact sheet)   of interest to health care professionals      

Hair Loss   of interest to public and parents        

Hepatitis B  of interest to public and parents        

"Hot Lots"  of interest to public and parents        

Human Cell Cultures in Vaccines 
   -  Catholics Consenting to Rubella Vaccination  
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)  of interest to public and parents        

Multiple Vaccinations Given in One Visit   of interest to public and parents        

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  of interest to public and parents        

Recalls   of interest to public and parents        

Simian Virus-40 and vaccines Q&As and fact sheet  of interest to public and parents        

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    Do Vaccines Cause SIDS?  
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Thimerosal (mercury) of interest to public and parents        
             
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Other Websites on Vaccine Safety of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP
Every Child By Two (exit site) of interest to public and parents        
How FDA Works to Ensure Vaccine Safety (exit site) of interest to public and parents        
Immunization Action Coalition (exit site) of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals      
Immunization Gateway (exit site)   of interest to health care professionals      

Institute for Vaccine Safety (exit site)  

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Locating Information on Vaccine Safety  of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  
National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) on Vaccine Safety of interest to public and parents        

Report a suspected side effect (VAERS) (exit site)  of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  

The Brighton Collaboration  (sets standards for
Adverse Events Following Immunization) (exit site) 
  of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) (exit site)  of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  

WHO's web page on immunization safety (exit site)
WHO's section on vaccine safety (exit site)
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VAERS
(Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)
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Brochure: VAERS (.pdf) (exit site) 

of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  
 VAERS Vaccine Safety Bibliography (exit site)   of interest to health care professionals      

VAERS - Continuing Education Credit (article) 

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 Report a suspected side effect (VAERS) (exit site)    of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  

FDA's web site on VAERS (exit site) 

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VAERS form (.pdf*) (exit site) submit online

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 FAQs about VAERS (exit site) of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals      
 

See also Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA)

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VSD (Vaccine Safety DataLink Project) of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP
 CDC Statement Regarding the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Vaccine Safety Research, Data Access, and Public Trust
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 VSD: A New Tool for Improving Vaccine Safety Monitoring     of interest to health care professionals      
 VSD: Immunization Research in HMOs in U.S. (.pdf*)  (exit site)   of interest to health care professionals      

VSD: Publications and Presentations  

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VSD: Completed Studies

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Vaccine Safety Data-Sharing Process   of interest to health care professionals      
 Vaccine Safety Datalink Study: Safety of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines (Nov. 2003) of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals   of interest to immunization partners  
             
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Monitoring of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP

The Complicated Task of Monitoring Vaccine Safety (article)

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Monitoring vaccine safety

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National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals         
 

See also Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA)

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Training & Education of Vaccine Safety of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP

Basic Vaccine Safety Course  (slides) 

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VAERS - Continuing Education Credit  (article) 

  of interest to health care professionals      
Clinical slide set: Vaccine Safety (.ppt**)     of interest to health care professionals        
Pink Book's chapter on Vaccine Safety (Epidemiology
& Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases)
(printable version)
  (screen-reader version)  
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Research on Vaccine Safety of interest to public and parents of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners SP
 CDC Statement Regarding the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Vaccine Safety Research, Data Access, and Public Trust
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 VAERS Vaccine Safety Bibliography (exit site)   of interest to health care professionals      
 Publication List 1990-2002     of interest to health care professionals      
 Monitoring Vaccine Safety    of interest to health care professionals      
 Confounding in Studies of Adverse Reactions    of interest to health care professionals       
 Epidemiologic Methods in Immunization Programs     of interest to health care professionals      

The Guillain-Barré Syndrome and the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 Influenza Vaccines

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 Impact of Anti-Vaccine Movements on Pertussis Control: The Untold Story   of interest to health care professionals      

Risk of Chronic Arthropathy Among Women after Rubella Vaccination

  of interest to health care professionals      
 Risk of Hospitalizations Due to Aseptic Meningitis Following Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination   of interest to health care professionals      
 Safety of Acellular Pertussis Vaccine: Follow-Up Studies   of interest to health care professionals      
 Surveillance of the Safety of Simultaneous Administration of Vaccines    of interest to health care professionals      
 Update: Vaccine Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, Contraindications, and Precautions Recommendations of the ACIP (exit site)   of interest to health care professionals      
 Vaccine Safety: Current and Future Challenges   of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners
 WHO - December 2004 Report on Vaccine Safety   of interest to health care professionals of interest to media of interest to immunization partners

See also Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD)

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