2015 New Year Immunization Update
This Immunization Update includes information on:
- Required back-up thermometers
- Data loggers
- Provider survey
- New wastage module in KIDS Plus IIS
- Annual VFC and VFAAR enrollment
- KIDS Plus IIS upgrade
- New ACIP recommended immunization schedules
- New Immunization Program staff
- Education materials
- Wastage policy reminder
VFAAR Flu Vaccine & Coordinator Update
VFAAR Flu Vaccine Unavailable
There is no more VFAAR flu vaccine for the 2014-15 season. You are still responsible for reporting all administered VFAAR doses to KIDS Plus IIS, and reporting all expired, spoiled and wasted vaccine to VFAAR.
New VFAAR Coordinator
Shumethia Seal starts as the new VFAAR Coordinator today, Monday, December 22. You can contact Shumethia at Shumethia.Seal@phila.gov or 215-685-6424.
KIDS Plus IIS Upgrade
KIDS Plus IIS Upgrade
KIDS Plus IIS had a software update on November 3, 2014. The upgrade gave KIDS Plus IIS a new
appearance; however, user functionality remains similar to previous versions.
A few new things to note:
- Update shortcuts to our website to http://kids.phila.gov (there is no “s” after the http).
- KIDS Plus IIS is now compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer 7.0 and later.
- Internet Explorer no longer needs to be in compatibility mode to run KIDS Plus IIS properly.
2014-15 Flu Vaccine Now Available
October 1 VFC Flu Update
VFC Fluzone and FluMist are now available to order.
September 24 VFC Flu Update
Sanofi Pasteur (Fluzone®) is currently experiencing shipping delays to the CDC’s VFC warehouses. This is affecting local providers. FluMist® is available in full supply for order.
VFC 2014-15 Influenza Vaccines Health Advisories
VFC Seasonal 2014-15 Influenza Vaccine is now available to order. Please read the advisories below for more information:
VFFAR 2014-15 Influenza Vaccines Health Advisories
VFAAR 2014-15 flu vaccine will be available mid-October. Please continue to check the Immunization Program website for updates.
Reporting Influenza Vaccine to KIDS Plus IIS
All providers are required to report all vaccines, including seasonal influenza vaccines, administered to all patients to KIDS Plus IIS. See the health advisories below about reporting electronically or manually with paper logs:
School Immunization Requirements 2014-15
Pursuant to its public health authority under § 6-210 of the Philadelphia Health Code, the Philadelphia Board of Health has issued regulations requiring vaccination against infectious diseases for all children attending any K-12 school (public, parochial, private and charter) in the city.