Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, PEI

Page last updated: 30 January 2020

Type of organization

The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut is the Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, an Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Health. Its research and control activities promote the quality, efficacy and safety of biomedicinal products, e.g. vaccines.

Description of the website

The PEI web site on vaccines and vaccine safety includes articles on the website, scientific articles, Dear Healthcare Professional Letters, Links and the Bulletin on Pharmacovigilance. A Serious Adverse Events database provides access to information on suspected cases of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) and serious adverse events following administration of sera (SAE) reported to the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut.

Information is given on all vaccines with a valid marketing authorization in Germany classified by diseases. Information like SPCs, package leaflets or public assessment reports are available via Links to databases as PharmNet.Bund, the gateway for information on medicinal products of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Länder (German Federal states) and the EMA (European Medicines Agency). Helpful links are given to further information on vaccination and vaccine preventable diseases.

Website’s sponsorship policy

The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut does not engage in any advertising activities or receive any revenue from advertising.

Research at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut receives financial support from external institutions such as the European Commission and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (German Research Foundation). An overview is provided on the “Research Grants” webpage of the PEI (

Website’s content or editorial policy

All information published by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut is consistent with the current state of scientific knowledge and has undergone specialist verification by the author and at least one member of the editorial board in accordance with the "dual control" principle.

The quality of information depends on how up-to-date such information is. Our pages therefore indicate both the date on which the information was first compiled and the time of the latest update. The information on this page fulfills the requirements of the Health on Net Initiative (HON), a renowned organization for the quality assurance of health information.