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.