Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On Thursday August 25 at 1:00 PM the Institute of Medicine’s Ellen Wright Clayton (Chair of the committee) plus S. Claiborne Johnston and Douglas Barrett (members of the committee) will host an audio webcast to discuss the committee’s new report, Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality . The report will be released at 11 AM on August 25 and can then be downloaded at www.iom.edu/vaccineadverseeffects.
The report is not just about Gardasil—it’s about all vaccines covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, including the chickenpox, flu, Hepatitis A and B, meningococcal, tetanus, MMR, pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, etc. It will review the “epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence regarding adverse health events associated with specific vaccines…the committee will author a consensus report with conclusions on the evidence bearing on causality and the evidence regarding the biological mechanisms that underlie specific theories for how a specific vaccine is related to a specific adverse event.”
Want to take part?
Email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org, but bear in mind that any comment and identifying info you give, including your name, email address, and physical address, will be included in the Public Access File.
Register to take part in the audio webcast at www.nationalacademies.org; you’ll also find a link to the report there after 11 AM and will be able to email questions to the committee during the webcast via a link.
Download the report at 11 AM and make a note of any questions you might have. Should be interesting.