VFC Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Supply
The PDPH Immunization Program pre-books flu vaccine in advance of the upcoming flu season by estimating need based on the previous year’s influenza vaccine administration numbers. Predicting need is difficult because many variables can affect the supply and demand. This year, an early spike in influenza disease increased the demand for influenza vaccine in the city. This led to an early depletion of flu vaccine supply. If you are a provider in the city with flu vaccine in your inventory, please consider the following recommendations so that more flu vaccine can be distributed to providers who no longer have vaccine in stock. This advisory does not apply to VFAAR.