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North Carolina Immunization Program (NCIP) Requirements

Clinical and Administrative

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)

Federal law requires all vaccine providers make VISs available. Providers must:

  • give the appropriate VIS to the recipient or to the recipient’s parent or legal representative with each dose of vaccine,
  • give the appropriate VIS prior to administration of the vaccine,
  • give the appropriate VIS each time the vaccine is given (not just with the first dose), and
  • record certain information in the patient’s permanent medical record.

Vaccine providers should ensure their VISs are current. Check the dates on your stock of VISs against the dates on this list. If you have outdated VISs, discard them and print current versions. VISs in additional languages and formats external link (including audio formats and formats suitable for download to a mobile device) are available through the CDC website. To ensure you know when a VIS is updated, sign up for email updates. external link Up-to-date news on VISs and pending edits are listed on the CDC’s News about VISs external link page.

Anthrax 3/10/10
DTaP 5/17/07
Hepatitis A 10/25/11
Hepatitis B 2/2/12
Hib 2/4/14
HPV (Cervarix) 5/3/11
HPV (Gardasil) 5/17/13
Influenza - Live, Intranasal 8/19/2014
Influenza - Inactivated 8/19/2014
Japanese Encephalitis 1/24/14
Meningococcal 10/14/11
MMR 4/20/12
MMRV 5/21/10
Multi-vaccine (not available at this time) TBA
Pneumococcal (PPSV-23) 10/6/09
Polio 11/8/11
PVC 13 * 2/27/13
Rabies 10/6/09
Rotavirus 8/26/13
Shingles 10/6/09
Smallpox 8/31/07
Tdap ( Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) 5/9/13
Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) 2/4/14
Typhoid 5/29/12
Varicella (Chickenpox) 3/13/08
Yellow Fever 3/30/11

Additional information on a vaccine provider’s legal responsibility in regards to VISs can be found on the CDC’s site. external link You can also refer to this resource: The Facts about Using VISs. external link

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