The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), an independent expert clinical and scientific advisory body, provides WHO with scientifically rigorous advice on vaccine safety issues of potential global importance. GACVS held its 38th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6-7 June 2018. The Committee discussed 2 vaccine safety issues: pharmacovigilance in the RTS,S malaria vaccine pilot study and data on dengue vaccine from the Philippines. It also reviewed three generic issues: progress in the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI), communication about vaccine safety and new developments in the Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).
Safety of dengue vaccine in the Philippines