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Letters Court rulings on vaccine harm

Harm caused by vaccines might vary between individuals

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 03 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3631
  1. Rebecca E Chandler, physician, vaccine pharmcovigilance
  1. Uppsala, Sweden
  1. chandlre{at}

The BMJ reported on the European Court of Justice’s ruling that EU member states can decide whether vaccines cause harms despite lack of evidence. 1 From my understanding this ruling applies to individual cases of suspected harm after vaccination.

Current vaccine safety studies, which are often performed to further investigate safety concerns in the postmarketing period, …

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