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Vaccine Information Statements

Karen-language VISs

Up-to-date translations

You are encouraged to distribute the current English version at the same time as the translation.
Chickenpox VIS
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Current English version
DTaP VIS
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Current English version
Hepatitis A VIS
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Current English version
Hepatitis B VIS
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Current English version
HPV (Cervarix) VIS
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Current English version
Influenza - inactivated (IIV) VIS
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Current English version
Meningococcal VIS
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Current English version
PPSV VIS
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Current English version
Polio - IPV VIS
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Current English version
Shingles VIS
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Current English version
Karen VIS
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Out-of-date translations

The translations for some VISs on our website are from previously published English-language versions that have since been updated. Unfortunately, IAC is not always able to obtain translations as updates are issued. Please ensure that your patients receive information consistent with the current of the following VISs.
KAREN TRANSLATION OF THE DECEMBER 16, 1998 HIB VIS
Hib VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC update:
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The latest edition of the Hib VIS incorporates CDC's updated format for VISs (Hib VIS was last published in 1998). The Hib VIS contains a change in the adverse events section ("problems that can happen after any vaccine"), it is advisable to begin using the updated VIS immediately.
KAREN TRANSLATION OF THE JULY 26, 2013 LIVE INTRANASAL INFLUENZA VIS
Influenza - live intranasal (LAIV) VIS
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Current English version
KAREN TRANSLATION OF THE DECEMBER 7, 2011 JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS VIS
Japanese encephalitis VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC update:
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The major change from the previous edition concerns the reduction in the minimum approved age from 17 years to 2 months. There are also changes in the "risks" section. An accompanying "Provider Information" document will be available soon.
KAREN TRANSLATION OF THE MARCH 13, 2008 MMR VIS
MMR VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC updates:
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Section 2, sentence has been added noting that children younger than 12 months who are traveling out of the country should get a dose of MMR;
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Section 3, a note has been added asking the patient to tell their provider if they received another vaccine within the past 4 weeks (to alert the provider of the possibility of administering two live vaccines too close together);
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Section 4, the statement that minor problems usually occur 7-12 days after the shot was changed to the more accurate 6-14 days; and
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Box noting the risk of adverse events following MMRV was removed, as it is not relevant for patients receiving MMR.
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This VIS is the first to feature a 2D barcode, which will allow providers to scan selected information into the patient's record or into an immunization information system.
KAREN TRANSLATION OF THE APRIL 16, 2010 PNEUMOCOCCAL CONJUGATE (PCV13) VIS
PCV13 VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC update:
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The updated VIS (2/27/13) incorporates information associated with new ACIP recommendations on vaccinating adults, uses a new slightly simplified format, and eliminates some types of information not relevant to the patient at the time of the vaccination (for example detailed information about indications or catch-up schedules).
KAREN TRANSLATION TRANSLATION OF THE DECEMBER 6, 2010 ROTAVIRUS VIS
Rotavirus VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC update:
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The estimated rates of intussusception following vaccination have been updated. Because this change concerns a potential adverse event, the VIS dated 8/26/13 should be used immediately.
KAREN TRANSLATION OF THE JANUARY 24, 2012 Tdap/Td VIS
Td-Tdap VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC update:
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The latest edition of the Td VIS replaces the older Td/Tdap VIS, which had been pressed into temporarily service for Td alone. The Td VIS contains a change in the adverse events section ("problems that can happen after any vaccine"), it is advisable to begin using the updated VIS immediately.
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