Vaccine Information Statements, News & Research Center | Benefits & Risks

Vaccine Information Center


Does the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Promote Immunization?

The United States’ mandatory immunization requirements don’t just benefit the individual, they also benefit the public at large. However, there is still a small chance that someone may react negatively to vaccines, despite overwhelming evidence that they are generally safe. Because of this small risk, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was created for individuals…
Childhood organ transplant.

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Pediatric Organ Transplant

HealthDay News — Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Amy G. Feldman, MD, from Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, and colleagues used data from the Pediatric Health Information System to assess hospitalizations for…
Next post in Influenza Information Center