|Topic:||Immunization Safety Review: Hepatitis B Vaccine and Demyelinating Neurological Disorders|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Immunization Safety Review Committee
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 -- 2:30 p.m.
2157 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Immunization Safety Review:
Hepatitis B Vaccine and Demyelinating Neurological Disorders
Marie C. McCormick, M.D., Sc.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston and Chair, Immunization Safety Review Committee, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
Fourth in a series of reports on immunization safety, this new study reviews evidence for the hypothesis that vaccines, including the hepatitis B vaccine, could cause demyelinating disease, such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 30, 2002 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.