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Vaccine. 2009 May 26;27(25-26):3376-84. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.01.059. Epub 2009 Feb 5.

Vaccine adverse event monitoring systems across the European Union countries: time for unifying efforts.

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The Green Channel Centre of the Veneto Region, Verona University Hospital and Department of Pathology, Section of Immunology, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy. giovanna.zanoni@univr.it

Abstract

A survey conducted among 26 European Countries within the Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort (VENICE) project assessed the status of organization in prevention and management of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and level of interconnection, with the aim at individuating points of strength and weakness. The emerging picture is for a strong political commitment to control AEFIs in Member States (MS), but with consistent heterogeneity in procedures, regulations and capacity of systems to collect, analyze and use data, although with great potentialities. Suggestions are posed by authors to promote actions for unifying strategies and policies among MS.

PMID:
19200851
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.01.059
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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