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European research programme for improved vaccine safety surveillance

Objective

The overall objective is to provide a scientific basis for improved vaccine safety surveillance. Problems in current passive reporting systems will be explored; Further objectives include development of case definitions for Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI); production of guidelines for data collection; development of a vaccine register model; comparisons of active and passive surveillance; and production of training materials. Work plan: A systematic review of Aegis after MMR will be performed. Problems in the current passive reporting systems will be analysed utilizing recently compiled European database. Expert groups will develop case definitions for significant AEFI, and the definitions will be validated. Essential properties of vaccine registers will be analysed. The conclusions from these achievements will be used in a prospective study of active and passive reporting systems. All results will be combined in an analytic overview, and also used for electronic training materials directed to professionals in vaccine-vigilance.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL
Address
Nobels Vaeg 18
Solna
Sweden

Participants (5)

HEALTH REVIEWS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Minehurst Road 35, Mytchett, Surrey
GU16 6JP Camberley
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
166,Mannerheimintie 166
00300 Helsinki
PSR CONSULTING LTD
Finland
Address
Hakaniemenkatu 3A 5
00530 Helsinki
REGIONE PIEMONTE AZIENDA SANITARIA LOCALE
Italy
Address
Via S. Caterina 30
15100 Alessandria