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Vaccine Information Statements

By Federal Law, You Must Provide Current VISs

About Vaccine Information Statements
Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VISs explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to adult vaccine recipients and the parents or legal representatives of
vaccinees who are children and adolescents. Federal law requires that VISs be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given (before each dose).
NOTE: All VISs on this site are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view them. The PDF versions of these documents are the same as the versions you would receive by ordering directly from CDC or your local health department. These documents are suitable for reproducing as handouts for patients.
How to Use VISs
It's Federal Law! You must give your patients current VISs
Explains why it is necessary to always use the most current version of a VIS and lists the current VIS dates
News about VISs
CDC offers the latest information about upcoming and current VIS updates
Facts About VISs
CDC information about provider responsibilities, types of VISs, rules on VIS use, and FAQs
Instructions for Using of VISs
CDC information sheet provides summation for the use of VISs, including recordkeeping requirements
Doctor, Do You Know What a VIS Is?
Providing VISs is good risk management, good medicine by David Marcus, MD
Current VIS Dates
Check your stock of VISs against this list. If you have outdated VISs, get current versions.
Adenovirus 6/11/14
MCV/MPSV 10/14/11
Anthrax 3/10/10     Multi-vaccine 10/22/14
Chickenpox 3/13/08     PCV13 2/27/13
DTaP 5/17/07     PPSV 10/6/09
Hib 2/4/14     Polio 11/8/11
Hepatitis A 10/25/11     Rabies 10/6/09
Hepatitis B 2/2/12     Rotavirus 8/26/13
HPV-Cervarix 5/3/11     Shingles 10/6/09
HPV-Gardasil 5/17/13     Td 2/24/15
Influenza 8/19/14     Tdap 2/24/15
J. enceph. 1/24/14     Typhoid 5/29/12
MMR 4/20/12     Y. fever 3/30/11
MMRV 5/21/10        
Alternative Formats and Sources of VISs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
English-language VISs in print, audio, and mobile device formats
The 24 Languages Project
Electronic access to over 200 health education brochures, including VISs, in 24 different languages
Healthy Roads Media
Healthy Roads Media has developed VISs into enhanced formats: audio, multimedia, mobile, and web-video
Michigan VISs
MDCH provides VISs for use in Michigan, which includes information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry
Language Locator
Use this table to find which non-English VIS can help you serve patients from a given country.
Translate for IAC
If you have a need for a VIS in a language that is not currently offered, please consider translating for IAC yourself and then sharing it with the world via this website!
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