What Is the Purpose of a Vaccine Consent Form?


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Vaccination consent forms state informed consent to a vaccination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no federal law governing informed consent forms relating to immunization, although states and local areas may have such laws.

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Someone seeking vaccination at a pharmacy can sometimes find the required consent form on the pharmacy's website. For example, Rite Aid and Costco provide consent forms by state on their respective websites. The customer must sign a printed copy of the consent form prior to receiving the vaccination.

State informed consent laws vary by procedural requirements or types of required information, states the CDC. Vaccine Information Statements, while not normally classified as informed consent forms, are usable as consent forms in some states.

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