SILVER SPRING, Md., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Did you know the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to reviewvaccine safety even after a vaccine is approved?
Learn more when FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation
During the webinar, FDA will give an overview of vaccine safety surveillance, including the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and efforts underway to improve safety monitoring. FDA is working with federal, international, academic, and health care partners to improve its ability to evaluate the safety of vaccines.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.
When: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Basics/ucm218083.htm. Webinar materials will also be available there.
Host: FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
e-mail: [email protected]
Featured speaker: Andrea Sutherland, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., is a medical officer and special assistant to the director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology within FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
This webinar is the sixth in a series of monthly online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.
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