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
Immunization Program Updates
This health advisory contains important updates:
- HPV CME Credit Opportunity
- HPV Immunization Provider Toolkit
- Pentacel® is Now Available
- Updated Return Vaccine Flowchart and Forms
VFC/VFAAR Vaccine Return Policy Changes
The Philadelphia Vaccines for Children (VFC)/ Vaccines For Adults At Risk (VFAAR) “Short-Dated” Vaccine Policy is changing. If you currently have short-dated vaccine in your unit or if you have recently submitted a short-dated form and the vaccine has not been picked up, please follow this new policy.
New Policy, Effective Immediately:
- Do not submit the “Short-Dated/Returns” form to the VFC/VFAAR program when vaccine is 60-90 days from expiration. This form will no longer be used.
- PDPH will not pick up short-dated or expired vaccines from provider offices.
- Follow the guidelines in the March 17, 2014 Health Advisory and in the flowchart for reporting and returning expired, spoiled and wasted vaccine.
2014 Immunization Program Updates
This advisory contains information on:
- Updated 2014 Immunization Schedule
- HPV Project Reminder/Recall
- Short-Dated Vaccine Policy Changes
- Storage and Handling Updates: Data Loggers; Dual Units; Policy Changes
- Twice Annual AFIX Assessments
- New VFC/VFAAR and KIDS Enrollment Forms Due June 2014
- Screen for Insurance at Every Immunization Visit
- New Immunization Program Manual
VFC FluMist is no longer available
FluMist® quadrivalent vaccine is no longer available through the Philadelphia VFC Program. When ordering VFC influenza vaccine, please select Fluzone® trivalent multidose vials and/or Fluzone® pre-filled syringes (0.25mL).