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How to Complete the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Form (VAERS-1) Guidance for Industry September 1998

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

This guidance for industry has been developed to clarify what information should be obtained before an individual case of an adverse experience after immunization should be submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that the recommendations in this guidance document will improve the quality of postmarketing safety reports and clarify the industry's current safety reporting responsibility to assure public health. 

Submit Comments

Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.


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