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  • Documenting Vaccination

We operate an acute care hospital and commonly give vaccinations to our employees and patients, including our annual staff influenza vaccination campaign. Are we required to use Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in all of these settings, or does that apply only to patients seen in outpatient settings?

VISs must be given, regardless of the setting, to all people, including adults, before administering HPV, Td, Tdap, DTaP, MMR, varicella, pneumococcal conjugate, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal, influenza, rotavirus, or polio vaccine.

Current VISs are available from the CDC’s website at and from the website at, where you will also find many VIS translations in other languages.

Last reviewed: June 6, 2023

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