On July 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated interim vaccine information statement for the hepatitis A vaccine. Federal law requires that health care providers give the relevant vaccine information statement to each patient (or parent/legal representative) who is vaccinated.
The CDC provides the informational handouts in more than 40 different languages. A complete discussion of vaccination handouts, consent, and required documentation is available in CHA’s Consent Manual — A Reference for Consent and Related Health Care Law.
Providers are encouraged to begin using the updated statements immediately. However, the CDC has stated that existing stocks may be used until depleted. To subscribe to the CDC’s email notification service about vaccine information statements, click here and look for “Get Email Updates” on the left-hand side of the screen.