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4.9: Key Takeaways

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    The key takeaways of this chapter are:

    • Vaccine safety is a highly regulated, scrutinous process in Canada.
    • Vaccines undergo various stages of research before receiving license issuance by Health Canada.
    • Vaccine evaluation is ongoing, even after licensure. Post-marketing surveillance is important to ensure vaccines continue to be safe and to detect rare or serious adverse events.
    • Health professionals are required by law to report adverse events following immunization.
    • Adverse events following immunization should be reported when the event is serious or unexpected, and there is no other clear cause for the event. A causal relationship is not required to report the adverse event.

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