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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : Appendix B. Immunizations : B.1 Immunizations Overview : B.1.1 Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) requires health-care providers to report:
Clinically significant adverse events should be reported even if it is unclear whether a vaccine caused the event.
Documentation of the injection site is recommended but not required.
For additional information about documentation, providers can refer to
A copy of the Reportable Events Table can be obtained by calling VAERS at 1-800-822-7967 or by downloading it from

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