Published in Vaccine Weekly, June 22nd, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "There currently are no population-based systems in the United States to rapidly detect adverse events after newly introduced vaccines. To evaluate the feasibility of developing such systems, we used 5 years of data from four health maintenance organizations within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Safety Datalink. Within every year, each week's vaccinated children were followed for 4 weeks, and rates of adverse events were compared with rates among children of similar ages before the...
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