Vaccine Information Statements

Shot TimeVaccine Information Statements provide information on the immunizations given to babies, children, teens and young adults.

Each shot has its own Vaccine Information Statement or VIS.

The VIS explains:

  • why get vaccinated
  • information about the specific vaccine
  • who shouldn’t get vaccinated with this shot
  • risks of vaccine reaction
  • what to do if there is a reaction
  • links for additional information

Parents and patients should review the VIS when shots are given.

DTaP

IPV

HIB

PCV13

Rotavirus

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A

MMR

Varicella

Meningococcal

Tdap

Td

HPV

Influenza: nasal

Influenza: injection

Typhoid

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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