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.
Philly Leads in Adolescent Immunization
The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on July 25, 2014 reported the National Immunization Survey (NIS) for teens in 2013. The report shows Philadelphia has already met four of five of the U.S. Government’s 2020 Health People Objectives for adolescent immunization.
Philadelphia has the highest rate of HPV ≥1 (78%), HPV ≥2 (71%), and second-highest for HPV ≥3 (57%) immunization for adolescent females among the 62 areas surveyed by the CDC. For all three coverage measures, Philadelphia averages 20 percentage points higher than the U.S. average (see the charts below).
Click here to learn about how the Philadelphia Immunization Program is working to improve HPV immunization rates in the city.
Return VFC & VFAAR influenza vaccine
All VFC and VFAAR influenza vaccine supplied by the Philadelphia Immunization Program during the 2013-14 flu season will expire June 30, 2014. These doses should be reported to the Philadelphia Immunization Program by July 31, 2014 by submitting the “Wasted VFC/VFAAR Vaccine Return Form” and “Expired/Spoiled VFC/VFAAR Vaccine Return Form.”
2014 Program Enrollment
Immunization providers enrolling and re-enrolling in the VFC and/or VFAAR programs must complete the enrollment packet and KIDS Plus IIS User Security & Confidentiality Agreement by Friday, July 11, 2014. Providers who do not submit these documents by July 11 will be suspended from the VFC/VFAAR programs. Find all the information and documents below.
VFC 2014-15 Enrollment Packet — due July 11
VFAAR 2014-15 Enrollment Packet — due July 23 (KIDS Agreement still due July 11)
KIDS Plus IIS User Agreement — due July 11