Patient discussion about safety

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Q. what measures are in place to ensure the safety of vaccines.

Hello there, I read the previous question which was asked by Edmund. This question made me to think, what measures are in place to ensure the safety of vaccines.
ANot only related to Autism, we have to be very cautious when we vaccine for other diseases too. As with all medical products, vaccines undergo extensive testing to document their efficacy and to explore potential harms. Before a potential vaccine is licensed for use, FDA scientists conduct a thorough and independent review of the testing data and often employ the help of an FDA public advisory review committee. In addition, FDA rigorously oversees the manufacturing process for vaccines used in this country - including approval of each step in the process and on site inspection. Following licensure, vaccines continue to be monitored through information shared by parents, doctors, and other public health officials.

Q. Contact lenses

I’m 17 years old girl, and I have glasses since third grade. I never had any real problems with wearing them,. my best friend always encourage me to try contact lenses, but it seems so strange to put something on directly on your eyes- is it safe? How difficult is it to do?
A1Consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) before you decide.
A2Generally, if one keeps all the hygiene precautions and the maintenance procedures as needed, contact lenses are not dangerous. However, there is still a risk of eye infection although it depends on the specific type and use of the lenses.
A3I've been using contacts for at least 10 years now (on and off)- it's pretty safe if you follow the rules. because you insert them into your eyes- you need to keep them sterile. here is a Wikipedia link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_lenses#Complications

there are some risks over there i've never known :) but i guess it's pretty rare.
i guess the best advise is talking with an eye doctor that will check you up and fit you with contacts that will be good for you.
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