publication . Article . 2009

Safety of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines in adults: Background for pandemic influenza vaccine safety monitoring

Claudia Vellozzi; Dale R. Burwen; Azra Dobardzic; Robert Ball; Kimp Walton; Penina Haber;
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  • Published: 07 Feb 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
In preparation for pandemic vaccine safety monitoring, we assessed adverse events reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System following receipt of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines among adults from 1990 through 2005. We calculated reporting rates for nonserious, serious, and neurological adverse events. We reviewed reports of recurrent events and deaths, as well as reports identified through advanced signal detection. The most frequently reported events were local reactions and systemic symptoms. Guillain-Barré syndrome was the most frequently reported serious event (0.70 reports per million vaccinations). Adverse event reporting rates have be...
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