Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) – Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13): What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PVC13). It explains that pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria, and can lead to pneumonia, blood infections, and meningitis, as well as further negative health consequences. It discusses who is at the highest risk of contracting the disease, who should receive the vaccine and when, and provides a recommended vaccination 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 PCV13.
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.