What’s New: March 2017 Update

What’s New highlights key information and changes to immunization requirements in Philadelphia.

This edition of What’s New includes:

  • New temperature log and digital data logger requirements
  • New school vaccination requirements
  • New dosage recommendations for HPV and Serogroup B Meningococcal vaccines
  • And more!

Click here to see the full newsletter.

KIDS Plus IIS closed to orders from 3/30 to 4/4

Kids Plus IIS will be temporarily closed to new orders from 12 PM on Thursday, March 30 until 10 AM on Tuesday, April 4. During this time frame, any orders placed through KIDS Plus IIS will be deleted from the system, and not processed.

Please place orders prior to 10 AM on Thursday, March 30. To ensure that your order will go through, please log in to KIDS Plus IIS before 12 PM on Thursday, March 30 to confirm that it has been received and approved.

The system will resume accepting orders at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 4. Orders will be processed and shipped as normal.

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Digital Data Logger Software Update

The VFC/VFARR program is asking all providers upgrade to the latest version of the Digital Data Loggers (DDL) software, Log Tag Analyzer 2.7 Build 8. The new update will not affect any downloading processes and will not interrupt any daily responsibilities.

For sites that need administrative or IT permission to make these changes, please contact your IT department as soon as possible. If your site does not require special “permissions” to download programs onto your computer, you can follow the prompt to update the software when you open the Log Tag Software. The software is also available online at http://www.logtagrecorders.com/software/download.php. If you have any questions about this upgrade please contact our Data Logger Specialists at TempCheck@phila.gov and someone can come out to complete the download.

 

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We Want Your Opinion!

The Philadelphia Immunization Program is conducting its annual Provider Satisfaction Survey, and we want your input!

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.  To thank you for your time, all survey respondents will receive laminated vaccine schedules.  The first 10 respondents will also receive the 13th Edition Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (the “Pink Book”).

Please respond to this survey by March 23rd, 2017.  Follow the link below to begin:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QK5225K

We thank you for your participation!

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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. 

 

Click here to download a PDF of the message highlighting the Children and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Changes

Click here to download a PDF of the message highlighting the Adult Immunization Schedule Changes