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When using Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) and providing vaccines, is a parent/guardian signature required?

No. There is no federal requirement for signed consent for any dose of a vaccine licensed for use by the FDA. The federal requirement is to provide all adult patients or parents/legal representatives of minor children with the appropriate VIS for each dose of vaccine administered. Some clinics, agencies, and/or state immunization programs may have requirements for signatures. Contact information for your state health department is available at

Last reviewed: June 6, 2023

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