VIS update

The HPV-9 vaccine information statement (VIS) is now available. It is dated 12/2/16. To check that you are giving out the most current VIS, check the CDC’s dedicated VIS page.

Vaccine shortages and delays

The CDC recently updated the chart of vaccines in delay or shortage. The update is related to Tenivac® vaccine (tetanus and diphtheria toxoids adsorbed). This vaccine is expected to become available in the second half of 2017. The demand is not expected to exceed supply based on quantities that will be available from another manufacturer (MassBiologics; distribution by Grifols). To read this update or review previously posted updates, visit the CDC’s vaccine shortages and delays page.


A few new infographics are worth checking out:

  • From the AAP — An interactive infographic showing a state-by-state comparison of immunization rates for multiple vaccines and the combined series for ages 19 to 35 months allows users to easily compare state laws and vaccine coverage rates. The infographic also shows recent outbreaks of infectious diseases. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson also wrote a related blog post that suggests that parents learn about immunization rates in their child’s school and community.
  • From NFID — Infographics related to influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in older adults highlight these diseases in an easy-to-view format available for download. The infographics support an influenza-related call to action report and an NFID report related to RSV in older adults.  
  • From CDC — A new resource-rich website for immunization partners was recently launched to help centralize the variety of materials the CDC has available. The site includes not only digital tools such as infographics, but also social media content, articles, print materials, videos and more. The site also features a new infographics about measles and mumps.

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.