ACIP Approves Changes in the 2017 Immunization Schedules (Children/Adolescents and Adults)

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger. More information concerning the changes can be found here.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) also voted to approve the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older. More information concerning the changes can be found here. 

To download or print the new 2017 Immunization Schedules navigate to the CDC Immunization Schedules Webpage. 

 

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VFAAR (Adult) Flu Vaccines Currently Available

The immunization program currently has two different VFAAR flu vaccines available for use.

VFAAR (adult) flu vaccines include:

Product Manufacturer Eligibility Type NDC # Packaging
Afluria® Seqirus 19+ years Inactivated, trivalent 33332-0016-01 10 pack single dose syringe
*Fluvirin® Seqirus 19+ years Inactivated, trivalent 70461-0119-10 5mL multi-dose vial, 10 dose vial

 

*Fluvirin® is available in very limited quantities.

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Vaccine Orders during the Holiday Season

Due to limited shipping availability by our distribution center, orders received after December 13th noon may not be shipped out until January 2017. You will still be able to submit orders for approval.

Please contact the VFC or VFAAR program if you need assistance.

Provider Education Coordinators – Jillian Brown and Mohan Nagaraja

DPHProviderhelp@phila.gov; 215-685-6872 or 215-685-6490

VFC Coordinator – Shumethia Seal

Shumethia.Seal@phila.gov; 215-685-6424

VFAAR Coordinator – Joani Schmeling

Joani.Schmeling@phila.gov; 215-685-6837

 

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VFAAR Flu Vaccine for 2016-17

Flu vaccine for 2016-17 is now available to order for Philadelphia VFAAR providers

  1. Fax in temperature logs since your last order to 215-238-6939
  2. Log onto KIDS Plus IIS at http://kids.phila.gov/
  3. Complete an initial reconciliation for flu (subsequent flu orders will only require a reconciliation completed within 60 days of your flu order)
  4. Check the “Will this be an influenza order?” box on the vaccine order page
  5. Order only what your site needs for a 4 to 6 week period
  6. Order only what you can store in your refrigerator
  7. Check the status of your order 2 business days later in KIDS Plus IIS to see if your order has been processed
  8. Check the “VFAAR Program Comments” section of your order screen to receive any notes regarding your order entry

The Immunization Program will make every effort to fulfill your complete flu vaccine request; however, in the event that flu product is available in limited quantity, the Immunization Program will reduce your order and notify you via the KIDS Plus IIS comment box.

Continue ordering flu vaccine throughout the season as needed. Keep vaccinating until product expires. Only use VFAAR vaccine to vaccinate VFAAR eligible patients.

Flu vaccine may typically arrive separately from other vaccines even if flu and non-flu vaccines are ordered at the same time. The day you receive your flu order, log into the KIDS Plus IIS Registry and electronically receive the doses via the Pending VTrckS Shipment link from your On-Hand page. If you receive a vaccine shipment with an out-of-range temperature monitoring reading, please contact the Immunization Program immediately: Christine Wilson at 215-685-6728.

The latest VISs can be found on http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html

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Ordering with Paper Forms

Paper forms are only available for VFAAR sites who have not been trained to order on KIDS Plus IIS.

  1. Fax temperature and inventory logs to 215-238-6939
  2. Order only what your site needs for a 4 to 6 week period
  3. Order only what you can store in your refrigerator
  4. If you do not receive your order within 7 days contact the VFAAR Program at 215-685-6837

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VFAAR Program Enrollment 2016

Complete the attached VFAAR Enrollment forms

The Philadelphia VFAAR Program requires all VFAAR providers to complete re-enrollment paperwork every June. To re-enroll in the program, follow these three steps:

1. Complete all of the attached VFAAR Enrollment forms

2. All staff who need access to KIDS Plus IIS must complete the KIDS Plus IIS Confidentiality Agreement

3. Your VFAAR Vaccine Coordinator and Back-up Coordinator must also complete the CDC’s “Immunization: You Call The Shots—Module Ten—Storage and Handling—2016” training here: http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/isd/ycts/mod1/courses/sh/ce.asp

Fax VFAAR Enrollment to: 215-238-6948

Fax KIDS Plus IIS Agreement to: 215-238-6944

You must submit this paperwork by July 8, 2016. Failure to do so will result in suspension from the VFAAR Program and KIDS Plus IIS.

To withdraw from the VFAAR Program, please submit a letter of withdraw and your VFAAR vaccine inventory to Sarah Bonilla at Sarah.Bonilla@phila.gov. If you withdraw from VFAAR you must also notify Medicaid of your inactive VFAAR status.

The Philadelphia VFAAR Program’s rules and requirements are available online at: http://kids.phila.gov/index.php/programs/vaccines-for-adults-at-risk/

VFAAR Enrollment Form

KIDS Plus IIS User Agreement

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