The real issues in vaccine safetyArchived

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This article comments on the importance of improving surveillance and doing quickly research on vaccine safety to maintain public trust.

The real issues in vaccine safety Kwok  R. Nature 2011; 473: 436-438 

What vaccines stave off is often unseen, as many of the diseases are now rare, with their effects forgotten. So only the risks of vaccines, even if low or even false, are seen. This article comments on the importance of improving surveillance and doing quickly research on vaccine safety to maintain public trust. Several collaborators of the Vaccine Adverse Event Surveillance and Communication Consortium (VAESCO) network are interviewed.