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Vaccine Information Statements


Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets that public and private providers give to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives to explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that Vaccine Information Statements be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.

Downloadable Vaccine Information Statements include:
  • Multiple vaccines
  • Anthrax
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Influenza
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV23)
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Rotavirus
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Smallpox (vaccinia)
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/(pertussis) (Td/Tdap)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Yellow fever
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Links to National Guideline Clearinghouse or National Quality Measures Clearinghouse:

This tool is derived from the following guideline in the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC): Prevention and control of influenza. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2008:


  • Release Date: 02/2007
  • Review Date: 11/2008
  • Original Summary: 11/2008
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Last updated: January 19, 2009.