Accepted for Publication: March 14, 2013.
Published Online: September 9, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2353.
Study concept and design: Glanz, Narwaney, Newcomer, Daley, Hambidge, Naleway, Nordin.
Acquisition of data: Glanz, Newcomer, Hambidge, Lee, Nelson, Naleway, Lugg, Weintraub.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Glanz, Narwaney, Newcomer, Daley, Hambidge, Rowhani-Rahbar, Lee, Nelson, Nordin, Lugg, Weintraub.
Drafting of the manuscript: Glanz, Daley, Nordin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Glanz, Narwaney, Newcomer, Rowhani-Rahbar, Nelson, Lugg, Weintraub.
Obtained funding: Glanz, Hambidge.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Glanz, Newcomer, Lugg, Weintraub.
Study supervision: Glanz, Newcomer, Daley, Hambidge, Lugg, Weintraub.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded through a subcontract with America's Health Insurance Plans under contract 200-2002-00732 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Disclaimer: Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention played a role in the design and conduct of the study, collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data, as well as preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript, the findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Previous Presentation: Preliminary results from this study were presented at the Institute of Medicine committee’s meeting on Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Childhood Immunization Schedule; May 29, 2012; Washington, DC.
Additional Contributions: We sincerely thank the data management and medical record abstraction staff at each of the participating sites for their valuable work in creating the Vaccine Safety Datalink data sets and reviewing the medical records.