Links - Vaccine Safety
The following is a list of trusted websites dedicated to vaccine safety and addressing current and emerging vaccine safety concerns.
The Brighton Collaboration is an international voluntary collaboration to facilitate the development, evaluation, and dissemination of high quality information about the safety of human vaccines.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Overview of Vaccine Safety
Information on CDC vaccine safety activities from the Immunization Safety Office.
Food and Drug Administration: VAERS
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a Cooperative Program for Vaccine Safety of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines. Reports are welcome from all concerned individuals: patients, parents, health care providers, pharmacists, and vaccine manufacturers.
Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University
This site contains information on vaccine safety issues and a table of thimerosal content of US licensed vaccines.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Website
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a cooperative program for vaccine safety of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This web site provides a nationwide mechanism by which adverse events following immunization (AEFI) may be reported, analyzed, and made available to the public.
World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS)
The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigor to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance.