Immunization Schedules and Recommendations
Birth – 18 Years of Age
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
VIS are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain the benefits and risk of a vaccine to vaccine recipients.
The National Vaccine Childhood Injury Act (NCVIA – 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-26 requires that healthcare staff provide a VIS to patients, parents, or legal guardians before each dose of vaccine is administered.
Vaccine Preparation and Administration
Proper preparation and administration of vaccines is a very important to make sure that vaccination is as safe and effective as possible. Staff training and education is a key component in making sure vaccines are properly prepared and administered to patients.
Resources for Vaccine Preparation and Administration
Vaccine and Disease-Specific Information
Heidi Gurov, BSN RN CMSRN ONC