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.

Click here to read the full Health Advisory on the VFC/VFAAR vaccine return policy changes.

Click here for the Vaccine Return Policy Flowchart.

Report expired/spoiled vaccine with this form.

Report wasted vaccine with this form.