Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the Td vaccine, which protects from tetanus (Lockjaw) and diphtheria. It describes symptoms, transmission, and effects of each disease. It explains why people should get the Td vaccine, who should be vaccinated and when, and who should not get the vaccine. It identifies risks and side effects, distinguishes between mild, moderate, and severe problems, and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Contact information for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the Td 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.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.