TABLE 4

Diagnostic Categories for the Random Sample of 240 Reports of AEs After DTaP Vaccines in VAERS Among Persons Vaccinated January 1, 1991, Through December 31, 2016 (Receipt March 17, 2017)

Diagnostic CategoryN (%)
Nervous system disorders60 (25.0)
Seizuresa48
Gastrointestinal disorders56 (23.3)
Intussusceptionb44
General disorders and administration site conditions47 (19.6)
Local reactionsc20
Immune system disorders23 (9.6)
Anaphylaxisd11
Infections and infestations19 (7.9)
Respiratory, thoracic, and mediastinal disorders16 (6.7)
Blood and lymphatic system disorders6 (2.5)
Psychiatric disorders5 (2.1)
Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders3 (1.3)
Othere4 (1.7)
  • a Febrile seizures comprised 13 reports.

  • b Rotavirus vaccine given concurrently in 42 reports.

  • c Local reactions comprised 45.2% of AEs in this group.

  • d One report met BL criteria 1, 1 met BL 2, 1 met BL 3, and 1 was not verified as a Guillain-Barré syndrome case.

  • e Other includes 1 report each of cardiac disorder, endocrine disorder, eye disorder, and metabolism and nutrition disorder.