The importance of precise documentation of vaccination by physicians and vaccine providers

Curr Drug Saf. 2015;10(1):27-30. doi: 10.2174/157488631001150407104805.


When reporting adverse events following immunisation, information about which vaccine was given, how it was administered, and if it was administered within the expiry date is often incomplete. To improve immunisation practice, a standardised uniform procedure is needed. Examples are given, where immunisations were given beyond the expiry date or were wrongly administered. These examples include proposals to avoid misleading documentation in the immunisation card.

MeSH terms

  • Documentation*
  • Drug Labeling
  • Drug Packaging
  • Forms and Records Control
  • Health Communication
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Medical Records*
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control
  • Patient Safety
  • Protective Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors
  • Vaccination* / adverse effects
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Vaccines / adverse effects


  • Vaccines