VFC Program: 9-valent HPV Vaccine
Beginning July 1, 2015, the Philadelphia Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program will cutover entirely to supplying the recently licensed recommended 9-valent human papillomavirus (9vHPV) GARDASIL®9 vaccine to replace the currently supplied 4-valent human papillomavirus (4vHPV) GARDASIL®4 vaccine. Both vaccines are manufactured by Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Corp.
Annual Program Re-enrollment
Vaccines for Children (VFC)
All VFC providers must complete the annual VFC Re-enrollment Forms. Please read and complete the re-enrollment forms by Friday, July 10, 2015.
Vaccines for Adults at Risk (VFAAR)
All VFAAR providers must complete the annual VFAAR Re-enrollment Forms. Please read and complete the re-enrollment forms by Friday, July 10, 2015.
KIDS Plus IIS
Please complete the KIDS Plus IIS Confidentiality Agreement and return it by Friday, July 10, 2015.
2015 New Year Immunization Update
This Immunization Update includes information on:
- Required back-up thermometers
- Data loggers
- Provider survey
- New wastage module in KIDS Plus IIS
- Annual VFC and VFAAR enrollment
- KIDS Plus IIS upgrade
- New ACIP recommended immunization schedules
- New Immunization Program staff
- Education materials
- Wastage policy reminder
VFAAR Flu Vaccine & Coordinator Update
VFAAR Flu Vaccine Unavailable
There is no more VFAAR flu vaccine for the 2014-15 season. You are still responsible for reporting all administered VFAAR doses to KIDS Plus IIS, and reporting all expired, spoiled and wasted vaccine to VFAAR.
New VFAAR Coordinator
Shumethia Seal starts as the new VFAAR Coordinator today, Monday, December 22. You can contact Shumethia at Shumethia.Seal@phila.gov or 215-685-6424.
KIDS Plus IIS Upgrade
KIDS Plus IIS Upgrade
KIDS Plus IIS had a software update on November 3, 2014. The upgrade gave KIDS Plus IIS a new
appearance; however, user functionality remains similar to previous versions.
A few new things to note:
- Update shortcuts to our website to http://kids.phila.gov (there is no “s” after the http).
- KIDS Plus IIS is now compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer 7.0 and later.
- Internet Explorer no longer needs to be in compatibility mode to run KIDS Plus IIS properly.
2014-15 Flu Vaccine Now Available
October 1 VFC Flu Update
VFC Fluzone and FluMist are now available to order.
September 24 VFC Flu Update
Sanofi Pasteur (Fluzone®) is currently experiencing shipping delays to the CDC’s VFC warehouses. This is affecting local providers. FluMist® is available in full supply for order.
VFC 2014-15 Influenza Vaccines Health Advisories
VFC Seasonal 2014-15 Influenza Vaccine is now available to order. Please read the advisories below for more information:
VFFAR 2014-15 Influenza Vaccines Health Advisories
VFAAR 2014-15 flu vaccine will be available mid-October. Please continue to check the Immunization Program website for updates.