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Pediatría Atención Primaria

versión impresa ISSN 1139-7632


GARCES SANCHEZ, M.; RENALES TOBOSO, M.  y  MINGUELL GONZALEZ, P.. Controversies in vaccines: vaccination security: What do we know and what can we do to avoid errors in the clinical practice?. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2010, vol.12, suppl.19, pp.s129-s138. ISSN 1139-7632.

Adverse reactions or adverse events are as old as the first medicines used in treating disease. Besides, vaccines are a special section because they are administered to healthy people to prevent disease and therefore the benefit should be greater than the risk of adverse reactions associated with their administration. Adverse reactions after vaccination can be classified according to their cause. It is very important that staff involved in immunization know what the adverse reactions that may occur after administration of the vaccine are, to differentiate them from other unexpected events that may occur and all those that may be related to program errors (errors in the storage, handling or administration). Unlike the rest, these errors are potentially predictable and therefore preventable. The events should be reported to the Registry of Adverse Reactions´ Surveillance Programs which assess the causality of the event and its relationship to the given vaccine.

Palabras clave : Vaccine; Vaccine safety; Monitoring immunization safety.

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