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2020-21 Influenza Season: Flu VIS

Important Note: The influenza season (i.e., 2020-21) is not at the top of these VISs. Influenza VISs are no longer updated annually. However, the English influenza VISs were updated in August 2019. Foreign language translations will be posted as they become available.

English Influenza IIV/RIV VIS 

Albanian Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Amharic Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Arabic Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Armenian Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Bengali Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Burmese Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Cambodian Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Chinese Traditional Influenza IIV/RIV VIS 

Chinese Simplified Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Chuukese Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Dari Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Farsi Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

French Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

German Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Haitian-Creole Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Hebrew Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Hindi Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Hmong Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

IIokana Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Indonesian Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Japanese Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Karen Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Kinyarwanda Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Korean Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Marshallese Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Nepali Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Oromo Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Polish Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Portuguese Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Punjabi Influenza IIV/RIV VIS  

Russian Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Somali Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Spanish Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Tagalog Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Thai Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Turkish Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Urdu Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Vietnamese Influenza IIV/RIV VIS

Yiddish Influenza IIV/RIV VIS


For more details, see:
Recommendations for the 2020-21 influenza season


English Influenza LAIV VIS

Albanian Influenza LAIV VIS

Arabic Influenza LAIV VIS

Armenian Influenza LAIV VIS

Bengali Influenza LAIV VIS

Burmese Influenza LAIV VIS

Cambodian Influenza LAIV VIS

Chinese Traditional Influenza LAIV VIS

Chinese Simplified Influenza LAIV VIS

Farsi Influenza LAIV VIS

French Influenza LAIV VIS

German Influenza LAIV VIS

Haitian-Creole Influenza LAIV VIS

Hindi Influenza LAIV VIS

Hmong Influenza LAIV VIS

Italian Influenza LAIV VIS

Japanese Influenza LAIV VIS

Korean Influenza LAIV VIS

Polish Influenza LAIV VIS

Portuguese Influenza LAIV VIS

Punjabi Influenza LAIV VIS

Russian Influenza LAIV VIS

Somali Influenza LAIV VIS

Spanish Influenza LAIV VIS

Swahili Influenza LAIV VIS

Tagalog Influenza LAIV VIS

Thai Influenza LAIV VIS

Turkish Influenza LAIV VIS

Urdu Influenza LAIV VIS

Vietnamese LAIV VIS

Yiddish LAIV VIS

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.


Michigan Vaccine Information Statement Policy

For more information about the use of Vaccine Information Statements in Michigan, see the Michigan Vaccine Information Statement Policy.

Additional Information


Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)


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.


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.