Global Vaccine Safety

Vaccine information sheets available

To help strengthen capacity to introduce vaccines in Member States, WHO has published a set of WHO Information Sheets on Observed Rates of Vaccine Reactions. The information sheets, which are available for download, are intended to help national public health officials and immunization programme managers to evaluate adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and also to prepare communication materials about specific vaccines. The sheets may also appeal to others interested in this information.

The information sheets provide details of observed rates of reactions to selected vaccines and have been developed with involvement of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS).

Ten sheets are now available. They cover Anthrax, BCG, Hep A, Hep B, Hib, HPV, Influenza, Pneumococcal, Rabies, and Varicella Zoster vaccines. Click on the link below to access the information sheets: