Vaccine safety experience updates from the US CDCs Vaccine Safety Technical Subgroup (VaST)

The Vaccine Safety Technical Subgroup of the US CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on March 1, 2021 to share vaccine safety experience updates and to discuss three sources of vaccine safety monitoring information: Digital apps, passive surveillance, and the Vaccine Safety Datalink. A video of the one hour long meeting has been posted on YouTube. The updates will be published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) but there’s a great summary of the three sources of vaccine safety monitoring information on the Skeptical Raptor blog, which regularly comments on the science of vaccines.