Vaccines work by tricking your body into thinking it has been infected with a disease-causing organism (also called germs) such as a virus, prompting it to develop an immune reaction to the organism itself.
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to global health with enormous health system, social and economic disruption and large numbers of deaths already experienced in many countries. Epidemiologic features confirm that ongoing spread to less affected areas is now a certainty.
To maximize the value of vaccine safety data in clinical trials given their relatively limited sample size, it is essential to standardize their collection, presentation and analysis when possible.Given serious adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) are fortuitously rare, this need for globally accepted standard case definitions that allow for valid comparisons extend to individual case reports, surveillance systems, and retrospective epidemiologic studies.