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Institute of Medicine (IOM) Studies

The National Academy of Sciences was created by the federal government to be an adviser on scientific and technological matters. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies is a nonprofit organization that was specifically created to give science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine and health.

The Immunization Safety Review Committee (ISR) of the IOM was created to address vaccine-safety concerns. The ISR met three times a year from 2001 through 2004 and provided independent, non-biased advice, via eight reports, to vaccine policy makers, healthcare providers and the public. For more information about the ISR and to read all eight reports online, please visit the Institute of Medicine: Immunization Review.

The Institute of Medicine's latest vaccine-related report, The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety, was not created by the ISR. It was released on January 16, 2013.


The Immunization Schedule (January 16, 2013)


Vaccines and Autism (May 17, 2004)


Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine and Autism
(August 23, 2001)


Thimerosal - Containing Vaccines and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
(October 1, 2001)


Commentary on the IOM Studies on Vaccine Safety