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Imunisation (Adverse Reactions)

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will outline the methods used by his Department for recording the number of children who have suffered an adverse reaction requiring medical attention following immunisation against measles;(2) if his Department keeps records of the number of children who suffer an adverse reaction to any of the childhood immunisations; and if he will make a statement.

The Committee on Safety of Medicines is responsible under the Medicines Act 1968 for promoting the collection and investigation of information on adverse drug reactions whether experienced by children or adults. Details of adverse reactions to vaccines and immunological products reported by doctors to the committee, including the age of the patient, are recorded in its computerised adverse reactions register.