H.R. 1973 (110th): Vaccine Safety and Public Confidence Assurance Act of 2007

Apr 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
David “Dave” Weldon Jr.
Representative for Florida's 15th congressional district
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Apr 19, 2007
30 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5887 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2006


This bill was introduced on April 19, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2007
Full Title

To improve vaccine safety research, and for other purposes.


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9 cosponsors (5R, 4D) (show)

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Vaccine Safety and Public Confidence Assurance Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the Agency for Vaccine Safety Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Requires the Director for Vaccine Safety Evaluation to:
(1) conduct or support safety research and monitor licensed vaccines;
(2) develop a vaccine safety research agenda;
(3) evaluate means to promote compliance with federal adverse reaction reporting requirements;
(4) provide a clearinghouse for vaccine studies;
(5) ensure that functions relating to vaccine monitoring or research on adverse reactions are not carried out by anyone with a conflict of interest;
(6) oversee the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project; and
(7) resolve U.S. conflicts of interest related to international agreements, partnerships, and activities.
Allows the Director to establish a program of awarding fellowships for research on vaccine safety.
Requires the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to provide the Director, upon request, with complete access to all vaccine-related information submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by vaccine manufacturers.
Requires the Director to require vaccine manufacturers to: (1) provide for postmarketing surveillance and clinical testing for any acute or chronic adverse reactions associated with the vaccine; and (2) register in a qualified public registry each clinical trial conducted or supported by the manufacturer with respect to the vaccine.
Transfers to the Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responsibilities for the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project, the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Centers, or any other post-licensure vaccine safety monitoring activities.
Requires the Secretary to establish an advisory council in the Agency.

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