Landmark 2011 report created in response to Health Resources and Services Administration request to the IOM to review a list of adverse events associated with eight vaccines—varicella zoster, influenza (except 2009 H1N1), hepatitis B, HPV, MMR, hepatitis A, meningococcal, and those that contain tetanus—and evaluate the scientific evidence about the event–vaccine relationship. Overall, the committee concluded that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines.
Vaccines include ingredients to help them do their work. Each ingredient used to make a vaccine has a specific purpose. Certain ingredients, just like preservatives in foods, help keep vaccines safe from contamination and toxins that could make us sick.
Help your community learn more about ingredients commonly found in vaccines and the vaccine safety system in the U.S. with this customizable presentation.