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Provide the required vaccine information to the patient, parent, or guardian.
Inform the patient, parent, or guardian of the benefits and risks associated with vaccination.
Instruct patients, parents, or guardians to report any adverse reactions to their health care provider. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has established a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to accept all reports of suspected adverse events after the administration of any vaccine, including but not limited to the reporting of events required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. For information or a copy of the vaccine reporting form, call the VAERS toll-free number at 1-800-822-7967, or report online at http://www.vaers.hhs.gov.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/12/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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