Vaccine Safety Datalink

Like VAERS and CISA, the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) is a part of our system that helps make sure our vaccines are safe.

The Vaccine Safety Datalink is a network of nine large health care organizations throughout the United States that work with the CDC “to monitor safety of vaccines and conduct studies about rare and serious adverse events following immunization.”

The Vaccine Safety Datalink monitors vaccine safety and “conducts vaccine safety studies based on questions or concerns raised from the medical literature and reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).”

Using Rapid Cycle Analysis, the Vaccine Safety Datalink can even do near real time analysis to detect possible adverse events after vaccination. This helped, during routine weekly vaccine safety monitoring, detect a small increase in the risk of febrile seizures when getting the combination chickenpox and MMR vaccines.

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