Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are sheets with information made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They inform people getting vaccines, their parents, or legal representatives about the benefits and risks of a vaccine.

Because of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), the law says that VIS must be given when certain vaccines are given. You can find how to use VIS and keep records on the CDC's website. If you agree to the vaccine, there's also a form you can use – it comes with each VIS.  

If you have questions about the reading list or how to order them, call the Immunizations Section at 800-252-9152.

Note: The law says you can use a VIS for six months after it's updated unless the CDC says to use the new one right away.