Use of a new global indicator for vaccine safety surveillance and trends in adverse events following immunization reporting 2000–2015
Reporting of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) is a key component for functional vaccine safety monitoring system. The aim of this study is to document trends in the AEFI reporting ratio globally and across the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions.
Provides links to resources for parents regarding autism and the safety of measles-mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Concerns about vaccine safety make some parents hesitant about immunization. Health care providers are pivotal in helping parents understand that Canada is a leader in vaccine safety. The present practice point provides an update on the eight components of Canada’s vaccine safety system: (1) an evidence-based pre-license review and approval process; (2) strong regulations for manufacturers; (3) independent evidence-based vaccine use recommendations; (4) immunization competency training and standards for health care providers; (5) pharmacovigilance programs to detect and (6) determine causality of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs); (7) a program for vaccine safety and efficacy signal detection; and (8) the Canadian Immunization Research Network’s special immunization clinics for children who have experienced serious AEFIs.
Concerns about vaccine safety make some parents hesitant about immunization. Health care providers are pivotal in helping parents understand that Canada is a leader in vaccine safety. The present practice point provides an update on the eight components of Canada’s vaccine safety system.
The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance. The Committee provides independent, authoritative, scientific advice to WHO on vaccine safety issues of global or regional concern with the potential to affect in the short or long term national immunization programmes.
Provides access to factual information, global policies, best practices and resource documents, including training and communication material, in the area of immunization safety.
This pamphlet answers common misconceptions and questions about vaccines. Revised and updated in 2017.
IMPACT is a pediatric hospital-based national active surveillance network for vaccine-preventable associated adverse events, vaccine failures and selected infectious diseases in children that are, or are soon to be, vaccine preventable.
Discusses current vaccine issues including thimerosal, polio vaccine and HIV. Provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.