Welcome to the updated website for the
Institute for Vaccine Safety

IVS is in the process of updating our website. Starting on June 15, 2017, you may experience some technical issues while we work out the bugs.

Please bear with us in our transition.

The Institute for Vaccine Safety was established in 1997 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health - now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Our mission is to provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. The institute’s goal is to work toward preventing disease using the safest vaccines possible.


Neal Halsey, Larry Moulton and friends

What's New on the IVS Website
  • IVS comments on Donahue paper in September 2017 issue of Vaccine on influenza vaccine in pregnancy. Sept 15 2017

  • In addition to the general updates to our website, a whole new section of Vaccine Safety issues has been added. June 15 2017