CDC proposes consolidating infant vaccine information materials

October 8, 2007

Instead of giving out separate written information for six infant vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is proposing to combine them into one document.

Summary: Instead of giving out separate written information for six infant vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is proposing to combine them into one document.CDC proposes consolidating infant vaccine information materialsAt present, vaccination providers who administer a shot to patients are required to give written materials about the vaccines to the patients or their parents. CDC is proposing that instead of giving individual materials for six infant vaccines, a consolidated statement can be prepared and given out. The six vaccines covered include DTaP, Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated polio vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, hepatitis B, and rotavirus. Comments to CDC's proposal, published in the Oct. 4 Federal Register,