Paediatric and neonatal infectionsAdverse events following immunization: perception and evidenceBonhoeffer, Jan; Heininger, UlrichAuthor Information University Children's Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Correspondence to Dr med Jan Bonhoeffer, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children's Hospital, Postfach, 4005 Basel, Switzerland E-mail: email@example.com Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases: June 2007 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 237-246 doi: 10.1097/QCO.0b013e32811ebfb0 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The aim of this article is to highlight the evidence on new and ongoing vaccine safety concerns in the light of several vaccines recently licensed and others made available and recommended more widely. Recent findings There is increasingly convincing epidemiologic and laboratory evidence against a causal relation of several alleged adverse events following immunization. The scientific framework to detect and investigate adverse events following immunization is increasingly robust. Summary Currently available vaccines are safe in immunocompetent individuals and there is no evidence to deviate from current immunization schedules. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.