Global Vaccine Safety

The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety - December 2017 meeting

WHO

GACVS held its 37th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6-7 December 2017. The Committee examined three vaccine specific safety issues: progress with pharmacovigilance readiness for the RTS,S malaria vaccine pilot countries, and updates on the safety profiles of both rotavirus and dengue vaccines. It also reviewed three generic issues: the inter-rater reliability of the revised causality assessment algorithm for serious adverse events following immunization (AEFI), guidance on prevention and management of immunization-triggered stress reactions, and harmonized approaches for the vigilance of vaccine and other interventions during pregnancy.