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CDC Issues Updated Vaccine Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated vaccine information statements for recombinant zoster; measles, mumps and rubella; measles, mumps, rubella and varicella; varicella; and live zoster. Federal law requires that health care providers give the relevant vaccine information statement to each patient (or parent/legal representative) who is vaccinated for these diseases. CDC provides the statements in more than 40 different languages at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis.

CHA’s Consent Manual — A Reference for Consent and Related Health Care Law includes a complete discussion of vaccination handouts, consent and required documentation.

Ideally, providers should begin using the updated statements immediately; however, CDC has stated that existing stocks may be used until depleted. To subscribe to the CDC’s email notification service about vaccine information statements, register online.

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