About Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of any particular vaccine. 

By federal law, all vaccine providers must give patients, or their parents or legal representatives, the appropriate VIS prior to administration of each vaccine given that is covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Provision of VISs is a requirement of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.

Visit the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) website for the latest versions of VISs. Their website features current VISs in over 20 languages, including English.