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The health care provider should provide the vaccine information required to be given with each vaccination to the patient, parent or guardian.
The health care provider should inform the patient, parent or guardian of the benefits and risks associated with vaccination. For risks associated with vaccination see WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS.
Patients, parents or guardians should be instructed to report any serious adverse reactions to their health care provider who in turn should report such events to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 1-800-822-7967.27
27. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System — United States, MMWR 39(41): 730-733, October 19, 1990.
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