Vaccine Safety Review

Vaccination is a common practice that has been used for years. The use of vaccination on children and infants is to prevent and control certain critical diseases from affecting humans as they grow. However, different debates have been handled during the previous few years on the need of vaccination and how the substances injected in the body might have negative effects on the long run, rather than positive.

However, a recent study conducted by a team of researchers have created a review discussing the safety of vaccination. The study and the results are to be presented in the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 – May 1 in Baltimore. The study focuses on reviewing 47 different adverse events that are related to the safety of vaccination.

The study was led by PhD holder Matthew Dudley. He commented on the results obtained saying, “Health care providers desire objective and clear information on a broad range of vaccine safety issues to assist them in answering patient questions. There have been no recent comprehensive reviews on AEFI, and previous reviews were not written for providers or the public. This systematic review provides an update to the scientific evidence assessing possible causal associations of AEFI compiled in the 2012 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the 2014 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), along with clear causality conclusions intended for health care providers.”