The first steps towards the era of personalised vaccinology: predicting adverse reactions.

The pharmacogenomics journal

PubMedID: 25287071

Pellegrino P, Falvella FS, Perrone V, Carnovale C, Brusadelli T, Pozzi M, Antoniazzi S, Cheli S, Perrotta C, Clementi E, Radice S. The first steps towards the era of personalised vaccinology: predicting adverse reactions. Pharmacogenomics J. 2014;.
Until now, the occurrence of adverse reactions among individuals inoculated with identical vaccines has been ascribed to unpredictable stochastic processes. Recent advances in pharmacogenomics indicate that some features of host response to immunisation are influenced by genetic traits, henceforth predictable. The ability to predict the adverse reaction to vaccination would represent an important step towards the development of personalised vaccinology and could enhance public confidence in the safety of vaccines. Herein, we have reviewed all the available information on the association between genetic variants and the risk for healthy subjects to develop adverse reactions.The Pharmacogenomics Journal advance online publication, advance online publication, 7 October 2014; doi:10.1038/tpj.2014.57.