By Terje Traavik
University of Tromsö and Norwegian Institute of Gene Ecology
At the present, the definition of “safety” is very narrow in vaccinology. “Safety research” is occupied with prospects of unintended and unwanted side effects with regard to the targeted vaccinees themselves, or nontargeted individuals within the same species. This narrowing of conception and research strategies may leave potential hazards unapprised until they actually happen.
The main purpose of this paper is to raise awareness and catalyze discussions. If this in its turn may contribute to having resources available for public funding of independent research, the efforts of the author have been well rewarded.
Immunity and vaccination.
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