Vaccine Information Statements


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


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Release Date: 2007
Review Date: 2008
Original Summary: November 2008
Last Updated: 01/19/09

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