Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Cholera Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the vaccine for cholera, a disease that can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting, and if not treated quickly can lead to dehydration and even death. It explains that cholera is caused by bacteria, and that it is usually spread through contaminated food or water. It discusses prevention of waterborne and foodborne diseases, who may need the cholera vaccine and who should not be vaccinated, risks and side effects, and what to look for and what to do in the event of a serious allergic reaction. Contact information for the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the cholera 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.