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    Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

    Agency: Community Health

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    Translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)


    2013-14 Influenza Season: Flu VIS
     

    The flu VIS will be made available in multiple languages for the 2013-14 season. There is always a lag time after new or updated VIS are published in English. Please ensure that your patients receive information consistent with the current English-language version of the following VIS.   
     

    Influenza (IIV)   (English)  7-26-13

      Amharic Chuukese

    Korean

    Spanish 

         
      Arabic Farsi

    Marshallese

    Tagalog 

         
      Armenian French Nepali

    Thai 

         
      Bengali Haitian-Creole

    Polish

    Turkish

         
      Burmese Hmong

    Portuguese

    Urdu 

         
      Cambodian

    Ilokano

    Russian

    Vietnamese      
      Chinese - Traditional Indonesian

    Somali

           
      Chinese - Simplified Karen          


     
    Influenza (LAIV)   (English)  7-26-13

      Amharic Chuukese Korean  Spanish      
     

    Arabic

    Farsi Marshallese Tagalog       
      Armenian French       

    Polish

    Thai      
     

    Bengali

    Haitian-Creole Portuguese Turkish      
      Burmese Hmong

    Russian 

    Urdu       
     

    Cambodian

    Ilokano Somali

    Vietnamese 

         
      Chinese - Traditional Karen          
      Chinese - Simplified             

     


    Facts about VIS

    A Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) is a one-page (two-sided) information sheet, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VIS inform vaccine recipients - or their parents or legal representatives - about the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VIS be given out whenever certain vaccinations are given. The VIS must be given out at the time of each vaccination - prior to administration of the vaccine.

    The
     Important VIS Facts handout includes a table with all the most recent published dates of the Vaccine Information Statements. It is important to use only the most up-to-date versions of the VIS. When using VIS that have been translated to foreign languages, it is not always possible to use the most up-to-date versions. When the foreign language VIS is not the most current version, parents should also be given the current English version.  


    Attention Michigan Healthcare Providers

    In Michigan, it is important that vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives be given the Michigan versions of VIS because they include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry  (MCIR). By state law in Michigan, parents must be informed about MCIR. Vaccine Information Statements that are obtained from other sources (e.g., from the CDC or IAC websites) do not contain information about MCIR.


    Providers can Order VIS Through Local Health Departments
     

    The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) makes multiple copies of most of the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) available to local health departments, with two exceptions. MDCH does not provide multiple copies of influenza VIS or foreign language VIS. With those exceptions, providers can order copies of the VIS through their local health departments free of charge.


    Additional Information

     

    Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

    English


    Finding the Revision Date on VIS

    The revision date is located on the back of each VIS towards the bottom. Be sure your clinic or office is using only the most current VIS. When you receive an updated version, please discard all outdated VIS immediately. It is important to distribute only the most up-to-date Vaccine Information Statements. The Important VIS Facts handout lists the revision dates of the most current VIS. 

     

    Additional Resources from CDC


    Translations 

    Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are available in many languages (see list below). When providers need VIS in additional languages, it is important to obtain them from the Michigan Department of Community Health, because the Michigan versions include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). 

    If you are in need of a translation that has not yet been posted on this website, please call the MDCH Division of Immunization at (517) 335-8159. 


    Providing the Most Current Version of the VIS

    When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the parent or patient should also be given the current English version. 

     

    Amharic French Korean Somali
    Arabic German Laotian Spanish
    Armenian Haitian-Creole Marshallese Tagalog
    Bengali Hindi Nepali Thai
    Burmese Hmong Polish Turkish
    Cambodian Ilokano Portuguese Urdu
    Chinese - Traditional Indonesian Punjabi Vietnamese
    Chinese - Simplified Japanese Russian  Yiddish
    Farsi Karen    

     
    Amharic


    Arabic

    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Armenian


    Bengali

    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Burmese


    Cambodian


    Chinese - Traditional


    Chinese - Simplified


    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Chuukese




    Farsi 


    French


    German


    Haitian-Creole


    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Hindi


    Hmong


    Ilokano


     Indonesian


    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Japanese


    Laotian


    Karen


    Korean


    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Marshallese


    Nepali


    Polish


    Portuguese


    Punjabi


    Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


    Russian


    Somali


    Spanish


    Tagalog


    Thai

     

    Turkish


    Urdu


    Vietnamese


    Yiddish


    Providing the Most Current Version of the VIS

    When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the parent or patient should also be given the current English version. 


    Multi-Vaccine VIS

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Multi-Vaccine VIS. 

     





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