Canal A
Thursday, May 13, 2004: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

E8: The Military Experience with Vaccine Safety

Vaccine safety is an active component of the Department of Defense (DoD) vaccination programs. Presenters in this workshop discuss the military experience with an overview of DOD vaccine programs, and the study of adverse events following Anthrax and Smallpox vaccination.
Learning Objectives: After attending this workshop, participants should be able to describe DoD vaccine safety experiences with to protect against bioterrorism agents.

Moderator:John Iskander
11:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
11:15 AMMilitary Vaccine Agency: Commitment to Health, Safety and Education
John Grabenstein
11:30 AMVaccinia Contact Transfer: The DoD Experience
Mylene T. Huynh, Laurie L. Duran, Limone C. Collins, Jr., Robert Dana Bradshaw, John D. Grabenstein, Renata J. M. Engler
11:45 AMReproducible Prolonged Myalgia Syndrome (RPMS) Following Multiple Anthrax Vaccinations: Draft of A New Rare Adverse Event Case Definition Developed by The Vaccine Healthcare Centers (VHC) Network
Renata Engler, Jeanette Williams, Limone C. Collins, Michael R. Nelson
12:00 PMThe Influence of Media on Anthrax Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Reporting Rates
Keegan Lyons, Robert Dana Bradshaw
12:15 PMDiscussion

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