Active surveillance study of adverse events following immunisation of children in the Czech Republic

BMC Public Health
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(Accessed 11 February 2017)

Research article
Active surveillance study of adverse events following immunisation of children in the Czech Republic
Despite the undisputed public health benefits of routine vaccination, adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) remain a concern… The rate of AEFI identified in this study was considerably higher than the officially reported rate. Although the vast majority of AEFI were non-serious, health care providers and the public should be educated and encouraged to report AEFI to address the issue of underreporting, to increase the safety profile of vaccines, and to improve public confidence in immunisation programmes.
Jana Danova, Aneta Kocourkova and Alexander M. Celko
BMC Public Health 2017 17:167
Published on: 6 February 2017