New Vaccine Information Statement – Rotavirus


Vaccine  Information Statement Update:  Rotavirus

 We are pleased to share this VIS update news with our immunization partners.

An updated rotavirus VIS has been posted at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/rotavirus.html on August 26, 2013. The most significant change is in the estimated rates of intussusception following vaccination. Because this change concerns a potential adverse event, the new VIS should be used beginning immediatelyAn accompanying Provider Information Sheet will be posted soon.  By federal law, all vaccine providers must give patients, or their parents or legal representatives, the appropriate Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) whenever a vaccination is given.

Please distribute this important information to colleagues, members, coalitions, and partners who provide or have an interest in immunizations. Please place this information prominently on your website.  Contact Laura Rutledge, RN regarding vaccine recommendations, or Robert Griffin of my staff regarding VFC vaccines, respectively at (850) 245-4342.

Charles H. Alexander, Administrator
Immunization Section
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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