Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant): What You Need to Know

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This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the inactivated or recombinant influenza (flu) vaccine, which is injected. It describes flu symptoms and transmission, and outlines risks and dangers associated with the flu for specific age groups and people with certain conditions. It provides facts about the flu vaccine, and recommends that people receive it every year, clarifying that children 6 months to 8 years may need two doses during the same flu season. It identifies who should not get vaccinated, describes risks and side effects, distinguishes between minor problems and more serious reactions, and what to look for and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Contact information for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the flu shot.

The English-language VIS was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The translations are provided by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and its partner organizations.

Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country of Origin:
United States
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Resource Creation Date:
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Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
8/7/2015
Record Last Updated:
10/16/2018

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