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Stratton K, Ford A, Rusch E, Wright EC, eds.; Institute of Medicine, Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. 2012. The adverse effects of vaccines: Evidence and causality. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 865 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews the epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence related to adverse health events associated with specific vaccines covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, including the varicella zoster vaccine, influenza vaccines, the hepatits B vaccine, and the human papillomavirus vaccine, among others. For each possible adverse event, the report reviews peer-reviewed primary studies, summarizes their findings, and evaluates the epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence. Findings on the safety of vaccines are presented.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-21435-3.

Keywords: Autism, Chicken pox, Human papillomavirus, Influenza, Hepatitis B, Research, Safety, Vaccines


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