Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Hepatitis A Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the vaccination for hepatitis A, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It describes hepatitis A symptoms, transmission, and effects. It discusses who should receive the vaccine and when, clarifying that people will need two doses for long-lasting protection, and provides a recommended vaccine dosage schedule for children. It identifies who should not get vaccinated, risks and side effects, 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 hepatitis A vaccine.
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.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.