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CDC Updates Information Statements for Certain Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an updated vaccine information statement for DTaP and meningococcal ACWY. Federal law requires that health care providers give the relevant vaccine information statement to each patient (or parent/legal representative) who is vaccinated. CDC provides the informational handouts in more than 40 different languages at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/.

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.

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

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