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Term: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-05


A national vaccine safety surveillance program in the United States of America that collects information about undesirable events that occur following vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are co-sponsors of VAERS.

See the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website for more information.

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