Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

Agency: Community Health

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Frequently Used Resources

 

Vaccine Information Statements in Additional Languages

 

2015-16 Influenza Season: Flu VIS

English Influenza IIV VIS  8-7-15

 

English Influenza LAIV VIS  8-7-15

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 Health and Human Services (MDHHS) makes multiple copies of most of the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) available to local health departments, with two exceptions. MDHHS 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 When you receive an updated version, please discard all outdated VIS immediately.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. 

 

Vaccine Information Statements in Additional Languages

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 Health and Human Services, because the Michigan versions include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). 

If you are in need of a translation that has not been posted on this website, please call the MDHHS 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. 

Translations in the following languages are provided below.


Amharic


Arabic


Armenian


Bengali


Burmese


Cambodian (Khmer)


Chinese - Traditional


Chinese - Simplified


Chuukese


Farsi 


French


German


Haitian-Creole


Hindi


Hmong


Ilokano


 Indonesian

 

Japanese


Laotian


Karen


Korean


Marshallese


Nepali


Polish


Portuguese

 

Punjabi

 


Russian


Somali


Spanish


Tagalog


Thai

 

Tigrigna


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.