Infographic: What Steps Are Taken to Ensure That Vaccines Are Safe?

This graphic outlines the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s process to ensure that vaccines are tested thoroughly before being offered to the public.

Before a vaccine can be offered to the public, To share this graphic on social media, get sample language and additional sizes in the toolkit below. For more information, see the CDC’s webpage “Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines in the United States.”

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Vaccine Development

The FDA has shared this video to explain the process of approving vaccines for emergency use. After a vaccine is approved, the FDA continues to monitor it and record adverse effects.