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For Providers

​​​Selected resources for answering questions about immunization

As a busy provider, you probably wish you had more time to researc​​h specific answers to questions about immunizations from your patients or their families. The list below includes trusted websites, articles and other information that we hope you will find helpful in responding to your patients' curiosity and concerns. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. We've included a more comprehensive list in our Resources section. But we hope this selection will address some of the key issues you are likely to encounter. Please contact us if you have other informational needs.

Reporting an Adverse Reaction to a Vaccine

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is an important vehicle for reporting and analyzing adverse reactions to immunizations and for making information available to the public. If you believe that a patient has had a significant reaction to a vaccine, make a report quickly and easily online. ​​