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Frequency of medically attended adverse events following tetanus and diphtheria toxoid vaccine in adolescents and young adults: a Vaccine Safety Datalink study

Lisa A Jackson1*, Onchee Yu1, Edward A Belongia2, Simon J Hambidge3, Jennifer Nelson14, Roger Baxter5, Allison Naleway6, Charlene Gay7, James Nordin8, James Baggs9 and John Iskander9

Author Affiliations

1 Group Health Research Institute, Seattle WA, USA

2 Epidemiology Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield WI, USA

3 Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research and Denver Health Community Health Services, Denver CO, USA

4 Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle WA, USA

5 Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, Oakland CA, USA

6 Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland OR, USA

7 Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA

8 HealthPartners, Minneapolis MN, USA

9 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA USA

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2009, 9:165  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-165

Published: 5 October 2009

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Sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of individual ICD9 codes for identification of validated local reactions and validated events possibly indicative of a hypersensitivity response to Td vaccination. The data provided report the proportion of validated events that were associated with specific ICD9 codes.

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