DOH: CDC Launches Updated Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS 2.0

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have launched VAERS 2.0, an update to the existing Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is a national program to monitor vaccine safety that collects and reviews reports of adverse events, including vaccination errors, that occur after vaccination. VAERS is a passive reporting system. Therefore, it is important for health care providers and other individuals to report adverse events following vaccination to VAERS so that evaluation can be done to assess for potential safety issues. See attached for full details.

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Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
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Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
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