Description of the immunization information database: A tool for investigating allegations made against childhood immunizations

Benjamin H. Levi, Georgia Brown

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This paper describes the Immunization Information Database (IID). The IID is designed for cataloguing and systematically analyzing allegations that give rise to public concern regarding the safety, efficacy, and appropriateness of routine childhood immunizations. We describe the IID's eight data tables (Immunization Type; Claim; Claim Basis; Claimant; Source Documentation; Source Type; Claim Analysis; and Claim Analysis Type), and explain how these tables function to create a conceptual map of existing allegations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2009-2015
Number of pages7
Issue number16
StatePublished - Mar 14 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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