Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Rotavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the vaccine for rotavirus, a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. It discusses rotavirus disease symptoms and effects, clarifies that two brands of rotavirus vaccine are available, and recommends a vaccine dosage schedule in terms of the baby's age. The document identifies the health conditions for which affected babies should not get the vaccine. It describes risks and side effects following vaccination, distinguishing between minor and serious problems, and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of intussusception or 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 rotavirus 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.