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Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Explaining the Benefits and Risks of Vaccines
Prior to the administration of each dose of vaccine covered under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), all healthcare providers are required to provide the client, parent, or guardian with a copy of the current Vaccine Information Statement (VIS). These statements explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
VISs are also available for some vaccines that are not covered under the NCVIA. These VISs must also be provided to the client, parent, or guardian prior to administering the vaccines.
The client, parent, or guardian must be given the opportunity to read this information or have it explained to them and have a chance to ask questions concerning the information prior to receiving a vaccine.
Immunization Action Coalition
Vaccine Information Statements by Language