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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medical and Nursing Specialists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants Handbook : 9 Physician : 9.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 9.2.35 Immunization Guidelines and Administration : Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
VAERS encourages providers to report any adverse event that occurs after the administration of any vaccine in the United States, even if it’s unclear whether a vaccine caused it. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (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.
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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