Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

Your child is due for some vaccines. Vaccines are important for keeping children healthy. Children who are hospitalized or being treated for other conditions have greater risks if they are infected with vaccine-preventable diseases. For this reason, your child’s healthcare team would like to immunize your child.

Before any vaccine is given in the United States, a patient or the patient’s parent or caregiver must be provided with information called a Vaccine Information Statement, or VIS. This information is offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please locate the VIS you were instructed to review from the menu below and click on the name to read more about this vaccine and the disease it prevents. Once you have reviewed the information, please contact your child’s healthcare provider to discuss any questions you have and to provide your consent for immunization.


2 months

4 months

6 months

If you have additional questions or concerns about vaccines, you can also visit our Vaccine Education Center website.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.