An innovative advance to increase the use of the vaccine information statement

J Emerg Med. 2007 Jul;33(1):81-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2006.11.017. Epub 2007 May 30.


Because many physicians do not use the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS), we created a revised statement that would alert the physician to the need to use the VIS. Even though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) coordinated this evaluation, both the CDC and most of the State Board of Medical Examiners did not support this revision of the VIS. Despite the disinterest of the vast majority of the State Board of Medical Examiners, we would recommend that this updated VIS be implemented immediately to educate our society on the information in the VIS.

MeSH terms

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Information Dissemination / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Mandatory Programs
  • Patient Education as Topic / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States
  • Vaccination / adverse effects
  • Vaccination / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Vaccines / adverse effects


  • Vaccines