Serious adverse events associated with bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine in Canada.

  title={Serious adverse events associated with bacille Calmette-Gu{\'e}rin vaccine in Canada.},
  author={Shelley L. Deeks and Michael M. Clark and David W. Scheifele and Barbara J. Law and Meenakshi Dawar and Nooshin Ahmadipour and Wikke Walop and Catherine E. Ellis and Arlene King},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={24 6},
BACKGROUND Targeted Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination is offered to neonates in some First Nations and Inuit (FNI) communities in Canada. Serious adverse events associated with BCG vaccine prompted a review to assess causality. METHODS The Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT), a pediatric hospital-based active surveillance network, reported admissions for BCG-related adverse events between 1993 and April 2002. The Canadian Advisory Committee on Causality Assessment (ACCA… CONTINUE READING