The Important VIS Facts handout lists the revision dates of the most current VIS.
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are available in many languages (see list below).
The Armenian Genocide occurred over a period of 9 years, from 1914-1923, where an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were brutally exterminated by the Ottoman Empire.
This systematic killing was carried throughout World War I and continued after it ended as well.
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Considering the fact that this disastrous event occurred less than a century ago, in a time when records were properly kept, you would think that everyone would be aware of the details and recognize it as a genocide.
When providers need VIS in additional languages, it is important to obtain them from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, because the Michigan versions include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).
While you might think that if a genocide occurred and was factually documented, it would be a globally accepted event and a reminder of the depth humanity could sink to, but the US states that didn’t recognize the Armenian Genocide until recently suggests that this is not true.
Vaccine Information Statements that are obtained from other sources (e.g., from the CDC or IAC websites) do not contain information about MCIR.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) makes multiple copies of most of the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) available to local health departments, with two exceptions.