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Vaccine Information Statements - Vaccine Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) creates Vaccine Information Statements (VISs), which have details about most vaccines given in the United States. The VISs are updated when needed.

The information in these statements does not change often. Each VIS explains why to get the vaccine, the risks from the vaccine, what to do if you or your child has a moderate or severe reaction, and more.

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Under the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance plans will provide free children’s preventive care services, including checkups, vaccinations and screening tests. Learn more.

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If you have any questions about a vaccine, see the CDC website www.cdc.gov/vaccines, or talk to your doctor.

There are Vaccine Information Statements for:

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Last Updated: February 15, 2013
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