Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) – Your Child's First Vaccines: What You Need to Know (Multi-vaccine VIS)
This three-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about vaccines that are most likely to be given at the same visits during infancy and early childhood. It discusses five vaccines that can protect babies from seven childhood diseases: DTaP (for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis), Hib (for haemophilus influenzae type b disease), Hepatitis B, Polio, and PCV13 (for pneumococcal disease). The document examines the signs, symptoms, and effects of each disease, who should and should not get the vaccines, and the recommended ages for each vaccination. It identifies the risks and side effects for each vaccine and explains 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 multiple pediatric vaccines.
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.