Monitoring adverse events following yellow fever vaccination using an integrated telephone and Internet-based system

Anna P. Durbin, Rosanna Setse, Saad B. Omer, James G. Palmer, Jeffrey A. Spaeder, Judy Baker, Frances Lessans, Neal A. Halsey

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TeleWatch is an automated telephone/Internet-based system that collects medical product adverse event reports in real-time through an algorithm driven by the patient. 1341 patients, who received yellow fever vaccine and were recruited through 15 travel clinics, contacted the system within 48 h of vaccination and 765 (57%) made follow-up contacts. Participation rates were higher among females and persons older than 60 years of age. TeleWatch can be expanded for use in large campaigns involving influenza or other vaccines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6143-6147
Number of pages5
Issue number44
StatePublished - Oct 19 2009



  • Adverse events
  • Health surveys
  • Yellow fever
  • Yellow fever vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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