Understanding Vaccines and Vaccine Safety
The fact sheets below provide information about vaccine testing, safety, monitoring, and the process for establishing the U.S. immunization schedule.
These materials are intended to help health care professionals keep up to date on vaccine topics. The sheets may also be distributed to parents wanting in-depth information on these topics after talking to their child’s doctor. Most sheets include references and published scientific studies.
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Understanding the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
About These Materials
These materials, collectively called Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents, have been developed by CDC, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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- Page last reviewed: November 30, 2015
- Page last updated: March 13, 2018
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