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Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) News from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

The recently updated Adenovirus, Anthrax, and Rabies Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are posted on the MDHHS website. The new Jan. 8, 2020 versions have been updated to make them “final” as opposed to “interim” editions. Providers should begin using the new VIS immediately.

 VIS Reminders:

  • In Michigan, it is important that vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives be given the Michigan versions of VIS because they include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). By state law in Michigan, parents must be informed about MCIR. Vaccine Information Statements that are obtained from other sources (e.g., from the CDC or IAC websites) do not contain information about MCIR.
  • The Important VIS Facts handout, which includes all the current VIS dates, has been updated.
  • Translations - There is always a lag time before translations are published. Once the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) posts translations, MDHHS will add the MCIR language onto the translations and post them on the MDHHS website as soon as we are able to do so.
  • Additional documents can be found by clicking here.

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