Vaccine Information

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury (NCVI) Act requires that all health-care providers give parents or patients copies of Vaccine Information Statements before administering each dose of the vaccines listed in the schedule. Additional information is available from state health departments.

Detailed recommendations for using vaccines are available from the manufacturers' package inserts, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) statements on specific vaccines, and the 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book.

These Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VISs be handed out whenever (before each dose) certain vaccinations are given.

Chickenpox - Varicella (3-13-08)
Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (DTaP) (5-17-07)
Hepatitis A (7-20-16)
Hepatitis B (7-20-16)
Hib (4-2-15)
HPV - Gardasil (5-17-13)
HPV - Gardasil 9 (12-2-16)
Measles-Mumps-Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) (5-21-10)
Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) (4-20-12)
Meningococcal (3-31-16)
Pneumococcal Prevnar 13 (2-27-13)
Polio (7-20-16)
Rabies (10-6-09)
Rotavirus (4-15-15)
Seasonal Flu Inactivitated (8-7-15)
Seasonal Flu Live (8-7-15)
Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) (8-9-16)
Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TDaP) (2-24-15)
Tetanus-Diphtheria OR Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (TD or TDap) (2-24-15)


Recommended Immunization Schedule and Catch-Up Schedule for Persons Age 0 Through 18 Years - United States, 2017


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