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CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)

Hispanic Senior Couple Patient with Doctor

CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) explain to vaccine recipients both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. All vaccine providers, public or private, are required by the National Vaccine Childhood Injury Act (NCVIA - 42 U.S.C. ยง 300aa-26[2 pages]) to give the appropriate VIS to the patient (or parent or legal representative) prior to every dose of specific vaccines.