FDA Hosts Free Webinar on Vaccine Safety

Although this news release isn’t specific to autism, I know that many families in the autism community are concerned about the safety of the United States vaccine program. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is hosting a free webinar on vaccine safety on July 13th. Here is the information straight from the FDA’s website.

Did you know the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to review vaccine safety even after a vaccine is approved?

Learn more when FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research hosts a 30-minute webinar on the agency’s efforts to ensure the safety of vaccines.

During the webinar, FDA will give an overview of vaccine safety surveillance, including the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and efforts underway to improve safety monitoring. FDA is working with federal, international, academic, and health care partners to improve its ability to evaluate the safety of vaccines.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Basics/ucm218083.htm. Webinar materials will also be available there.
Host: FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
phone: 1-800-835-4709
e-mail: ocod@fda.hhs.gov
Featured speaker: Andrea Sutherland, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., is a medical officer and special assistant to the director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology within FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

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