Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Case Study

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The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The problem with VAERS is a lack of participation. Doctors and their staff first have to decide if the bad reaction is from the vaccine. This decision could place some liability on the doctor and cause ill feeling with the parent. Why did the doctor not tell them that vaccines could cause these bad reactions. Then the doctor must take his time or the time of someone in his staff to place the report. Doctors and their staff are much to busy to be reporting adverse reactions. How does the doctor then decide to vaccinate future children?

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