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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Review of the National Immunization Program’s Research Procedures and Data Sharing Program.

Vaccine safety research, data access, and public trust / Committee on the Review of the National Immunization Program’s Research Procedures and Data Sharing Program, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-09591-3 (pbk.)—ISBN 0-309-54874-8 (PDF)

1. Vaccination—United States—Safety measures—Databases. 2. Vaccines—United States—Safety measures—Databases.

[DNLM: 1. Vaccines—standards. 2. Access to Information. 3. Database Management Systems. 4. Public Opinion. 5. Safety—standards. 6. Trust—psychology. QW 805 I5914 2005] I. Title.

RA638.I555 2005

614.4′7—dc22

2005007271

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