Immunization Schedules and Recommendations
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
VISs 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. Find a VIS for every vaccine, in multiple languages, at Immunize.org.
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 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.
- Administering Vaccines to Adults (pdf)
- Administering Vaccines – Dose, Route, Site, Needle Size (pdf)
- Diluents – How To Use Them (pdf)
- Guide for Vaccinating With PPSV23 (CDC web page)
- How to Administer Intramuscular (IM) and Subcutaneous (SC) Injections (pdf)
- How to Administer Intramuscular (IM) and Intranasal (IN) Influenza Vaccines (pdf)
Vaccine and Disease-Specific Information
- About Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (CDC web page)
- Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book) – online
- CDC Health Information for International Travel (Yellow Book) – online