New and updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) from the CDC

New and updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) from the CDC

Healthcare providers are responsible for distributing current Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) to patients or parents/legal guardians of patients before a vaccine is administered. Vaccine Information Statements explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine and are prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New and updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)

On February 4 the CDC issued two VIS sheets for:

  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine –The new pneumococcal conjugate VIS includes all currently available pneumococcal conjugate vaccines that now cover (PCV13, PCV15, and PCV20). This interim VIS replaces the previous PCV13 VIS.
  • Recombinant zoster (shingles) vaccine – The updated VIS incorporates the expanded indications for this vaccine for adults age 19 years or older who are immunocompromised because of disease or treatment for a disease.

The CDC encourages providers to begin using these VISs immediately, but printed stocks of the previous editions may be used until exhausted.

Have questions about VIS sheets or your responsibility as a vaccinator? Visit the CDC’s Facts About VISs or visit the CPP website Vaccine Management Resources page for other helpful tools.



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