A comprehensive new study spanning 20 years and 57 vaccines finds vaccines are "remarkably safe" — safer, in fact, than "almost any other modern medical intervention," lead author Dr. Daniel Shepshelovich told Business Insider. 

For the study, he and other researchers at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center looked at the labels, including safety-related changes, of 57 vaccines that became FDA-approved between the beginning of 1996 and end of 2015. 

They found there have been 58 label modifications among 25 vaccines due to minor safety issues. The most common reasons a label was updated, for example, were to indicate it shouldn't be used in certain populations (like pre-term infants) or to note people with an allergy to the vaccine should steer clear. 

Only one vaccine was withdrawn for potential safety issues nine months after its approval. 

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