Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) – Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the vaccine for shingles (Herpes Zoster), which is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. It describes shingles symptoms and effects and clarifies how the virus is transmitted. It discusses who is more likely to get shingles, and recommends the vaccine for adults 60 years of age and older. The VIS identifies who should not get the vaccine or should wait, describes risks and possible problems, and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Contact information for National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the shingles 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.