Methods of ensuring vaccine safety

Expert Rev Vaccines. 2002 Aug;1(2):161-8. doi: 10.1586/14760584.1.2.161.


With a decreasing disease burden from vaccine-preventable diseases in developed countries, ensuring the safety of vaccines is critically important for maintaining public confidence in vaccination programs and continuing low levels of disease. This will require investment in resources to identify true adverse effects, understand their pathophysiology, and design and manufacture safer vaccines.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs
  • Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
  • Public Health
  • Vaccines / adverse effects*
  • Vaccines / standards*


  • Vaccines