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Laotian VISs

Vaccine Information Statements

Laotian-language VISs

Up-to-date translations

You are encouraged to distribute the current English version at the same time as the translation.
Polio - OPV VIS
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Current English version
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Oral polio vaccine is no longer available for use in the United States. These VISs are available on our website for the convenience of people outside the United States who choose to use them.
Laotian 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Out-of-date translations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.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE DECEMBER 16, 1998 CHICKENPOX VIS
Chickenpox VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC updates:
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Section 1: The answer has been rewritten by CDC.
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Section 2: There are now 2 doses; the first dose is 12-15 months and the second dose is 4-6 years.
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CDC added information on MMRV.
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The URL for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has changed.
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The URL for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs has changed.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE JULY 30, 2001 DTAP VIS
DTaP VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC updates:
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The main change is in Section 4, which now mentions Tdap.
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The NVICP and VAERS web addresses have also been updated
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The mortality rate for tetanus in Section 1 changed from 1 out of 10, to 2 out of 10 cases.
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The date changed to 5/17/07.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE DECEMBER 16, 1998 HIB VIS
Hib VIS
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Current English version
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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.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE AUGUST 25, 1998 HEPATITIS A VIS
Hepatitis A VIS
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Current English version
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CDC changed the indication to 1 year or older and has recommended routine use for children.
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Section 2: Added persons who work with primates or in research labs to indications (routine vaccination).
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Added bullet for "persons who live in communities that have prolonged outbreaks of hepatitis A."
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Divided the section into "Who" and "When" parts.
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Removed southern Europe from list of regions with high rates of hepatitis A.
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Section 3: Added bullet about allergy to vaccine component.
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Changed wording, particularly the statement on pregnancy, and made list into bullets.
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Minor changes to part 4, 5, and 6 to be consistent with other recent VISs.
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Removed the section on immune globulin.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE JULY 11, 2001 HEPATITIS B VIS
Hepatitis B VIS
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On July 18, the CDC posted an interim VIS for hepatitis B. There are minor changes throughout, but the main purpose of the update is to emphasize the birth dose for all children.
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A final version will be developed.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE JUNE 26, 2002 INFLUENZA TIV VIS
Influenza - inactivated (TIV) VIS
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CDC added recommending vaccination of children aged 24-59 months and their contacts.
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Section 1: Influenza is now described as "very contagious," and fatigue is listed as a complication of the disease.
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Section 2: Information about 2004 Institute of Medicine report about thimerosal was added. It also says "If you are concerned about thimerosal, ask your doctor about thimerosal-free influenza vaccine."
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Section 3: CDC added to the list of people at high risk for complications from influenza, "People with certain muscle or nerve disorders (such as seizure disorders or severe cerebral palsy) that can lead to breathing or swallowing disorders."
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Section 5: The first paragraph has some changes. the last sentence (about simultaneous administration) is simpler.
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Section 7: The VAERS website changed to www.vaers.hhs.gov
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Section 8: CDC added live influenza vaccine to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE DECEMBER 16, 1998 MMR VIS
MMR VIS
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Current English version
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Female patients are now advised to postpone pregnancy for 4 weeks after receiving MMR vaccine (version 12/16/98 read "3 months")
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The website of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System has been added.
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A new URL for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been added.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE JANUARY 1, 2000 POLIO - IPV VIS
Polio - IPV VIS
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Current English version
This translation does not contain the following CDC update:
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This edition does not differ significantly from the previous edition, particularly with regard to contraindications and adverse events. CDC encourages use of a new VIS upon publication; however, existing stocks of the previous edition may be used up.
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE APRIL 16, 2009 PPSV VIS
PPSV VIS
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Current English version
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PPSV23 minor change. The paragraph on pregnancy under Section 5 of the PPSV VIS has received a minor update. In the previous edition the term "is not recommended" was used in a way that could be misinterpreted to mean "should never be given." In fact, while PPSV is not routinely recommended for pregnant women it may be given under some circumstances. The previous edition may be used until stocks are depleted. (10/6/09)
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE JANUARY 16, 2003 SMALLPOX VIS
Smallpox VIS
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Current English version
LAOTIAN TRANSLATION OF THE JUNE 10, 1994 TD VIS
*Td VIS was replaced on November 18, 2008 with the Td/Tdap VIS
For the out-of-date Td translation, visit the Td/Tdap VIS section
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