Computerised database monitors vaccine safety in Vietnam

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.368-c (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:368
  1. Sun Tun
  1. BMJ

    Officials in Vietnam have successfully set up a system to monitor vaccine related adverse events. The authors believe that it is the first purpose built health information system used to evaluate vaccine safety in a non-industrialised country (Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2005;83:604-8).

    The government started a countrywide measles vaccination campaign in 2002 in the north of Vietnam that was extended to the south of the country in 2003. Parents and guardians of children aged 9 months to 10 years were invited to have their children immunised regardless of the child's …

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