Immunization Safety Review: Vaccinations and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

This report contains results of a review completed by the Immunization Safety Review Committee of epidemiologic evidence on Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) and neonatal death. The committee found that the evidence did not support a causal relationship between diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis vaccine and sudden infant death. They also concluded that evidence is inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship between other vaccines and SUDI.

Author: Institute of Medicine

Published: 2003

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Resource types: Report

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Vaccine safety and performance

Regions: North America and Europe