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Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0375-0760On-line version ISSN 1561-3054


GALINDO SARDINA, Miguel Ángel  and  PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Antonio. Sistema de vigilancia de eventos adversos consecutivos a la vacunación en la República de Cuba. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 1999, vol.51, n.3, pp.194-200. ISSN 0375-0760.

We briefly sets forth the design of a surveillance system of adverse events as a part of the Vaccination Program in Cuba since it has had a world impact and thus, the real scope of such events can be known in the country. On the other hand, this system may be useful for Cuban vaccine-producing industries to prove innocousness of their products after these being licensed. Family physician and nurse program which covers 98 % of the Cuban population will make the active-passive surveillance of all those persons who had been vaccinated in a territory possible. This surveillance system will be able to measure risks of adverse events by vaccine, age, number of doses, province and municipalities and by batch and manufacturer so that the causes leading to those events can be known. For this reason, it will contribute to improve the quality of services, protect the vaccination quality and upgrade the Cuban surveillance system.

Keywords : VACCINATION [adverse effects]; VACCINES [adverse effects]; epidemiologic surveillance; CUBA.

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