W. Va. Code R. § 64-52-3 - Definitions
3.1. Any Other Adverse Reaction -- Any reaction which the department, after consultation with the medical and pharmacy facilities of West Virginia's teaching hospitals, determines by guidelines is a basis for not continuing with pertussis vaccine administration (See Section 4).
3.2. Department -- The West Virginia Department of Health.
3.3. Director -- The Director of the West Virginia Department of Health or his or her lawful designee.
3.4. Health Care Provider -- Any licensed health care professional, organization or institution, whether public or private, under whose authority pertussis vaccine is administered.
3.5. Major Adverse Reaction -- Any serious illness, disability or impairment of mental, emotional, behavioral or physical functioning or development, the first manifestation of which appears within four weeks after the date of administration of pertussis vaccine and for which there is reasonable scientific or medical evidence that pertussis vaccine causes, or significantly contributed to, such effect.
3.6. Pertussis Vaccine -- Any vaccine that contains materials intended to prevent the occurrence of pertussis, whether or not the materials are administered separately or in conjunction with other materials intended to prevent the occurrence of other diseases.
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