UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:55634  next document
add to browser collection
Title

A global perspective on vaccine safety and public health: the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

Authors
Folb, Peter I
Bernatowska, Ewa
Chen, Robert
Clemens, John
Dodoo, Alex N O
Ellenberg, Susan S
Farrington, C Patrick
John, T Jacob
show hidden authors show all authors [1 - 15]
Published in American Journal of Public Health. 2004, vol. 94, no. 11, p. 1926-31
Abstract Established in 1999, the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety advises the World Health Organization (WHO) on vaccine-related safety issues and enables WHO to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigor to issues of vaccine safety with potential global importance. The committee also assesses the implications of vaccine safety for practice worldwide and for WHO policies. We describe the principles on which the committee was established, its modus operandi, and the scope of the work undertaken, both present and future. We highlight its recent recommendations on major issues, including the purported link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism and the safety of the mumps, influenza, yellow fever, BCG, and smallpox vaccines as well as that of thiomersal-containing vaccines.
Keywords Advisory Committees/organization & administrationGlobal HealthHumansSafetyVaccines/adverse effectsWorld Health Organization
Identifiers
PMID: 15514229
Full text
Structures
Research group Centre de Vaccinologie et d'Immunologie néonatale (177)
Citation
(ISO format)
FOLB, Peter I et al. A global perspective on vaccine safety and public health: the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. In: American Journal of Public Health, 2004, vol. 94, n° 11, p. 1926-31. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55634

188 hits

153 downloads

Update

Deposited on : 2015-04-20

Export document
Format :
Citation style :