Reflections of a Vaccinologist: Lessons Learned About What We Can Do to Improve Trust in Vaccines and Vaccine Programs

Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS)
Volume 6 Issue 1, March 2017
http://jpids.oxfordjournals.org/content/current

ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Reflections of a Vaccinologist: Lessons Learned About What We Can Do to Improve Trust in Vaccines and Vaccine Programs
Neal A. Halsey
Abstract
Public trust can be improved by learning from past mistakes, by establishing a standing forum for review of new concerns as they arise, and by maintaining a robust vaccine safety system. Developing standard guidelines for reporting causality assessment in case reports would help educate physicians and prevent future unnecessary concerns based on false assumptions of causal relationships.