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A risk-benefit analysis of vaccination

Heininger, Ulrich. (2009) A risk-benefit analysis of vaccination. Vaccine, Vol. 27, Suppl. 6 , S. G9-G12.

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Abstract

Impressive success has been achieved worldwide with population based immunisation programmes against several serious infectious diseases. This success is being threatened: the incidence of previously frequent, potentially devastating diseases decreases as a consequence of successful immunisation programmes and attention of the public shifts towards true and alleged "side effects" of vaccines. This can lead to the dilemma of waning public confidence in the necessity, tolerability and safety of vaccinations. Therefore, continuous evaluation of risks and benefits of vaccines is required and results of these need to be communicated broadly to strengthen the confidence in immunisation programmes.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB)
UniBasel Contributors:Heininger, Ulrich
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0264-410X
Note:Also published in: 4th semmering vaccine symposium 2009. - Oxford : Elsevier. - S. G9-G12 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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