Pharmacists: register to attend an immunization workshop

Pharmacists: the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is holding a workshop for you and your colleagues on immunization. Click here to register.

“Immunizing Philadelphia’s Adults Through Independent Pharmacists” is a continuing education program is intended to inform and educate independent pharmacists on the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Immunization protocol which covers only Philadelphia city and county, and is focused on Influenza, Shingles, and Pneumococcal vaccines.

  • Tuesday, October 24
  • 9 AM to 12.30 PM
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • 500 South Broad Street

See the flyer for additional details.

 

Information about new flu vaccine products

Download this Advisory as a PDF.

There is a new flu vaccine product available for providers to order this flu season. In addition to Fluzone, FluLaval pre-filled syringes are available for all VFC-eligible patients 6 months and older. This product is a .5 mL pre-filled syringe and is indicated for all VFC-eligible patients.

FluLaval and Fluzone come in different presentations with different dosing guidelines.

FluLaval Fluzone
Presentation            Single-dose syringe Multi-dose vial
Dosing 6 months -18 yrs 0.5 mL 6 – 35 months 0.25 mL
  3 years+ 0.5 mL
Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline Sanofi Pasteur
Eligibility 6 months – 18 years 6 months – 18 years
Type Inactivated, quadrivalent Inactivated, quadrivalent
NDC 19515-0912-52 49281-0627-15
CPT Code 90686 6 – 35 months 90687
3 years+ 90688
CVX Code 150 158
Notes Contains no thimerisol

Order flu vaccine throughout the season, as you need it. Keep vaccinating patients until product expires. Only use VFC vaccine to vaccinate VFC-eligible patients.

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Flu products now available to order

The following flu products are now available to order for your VFC-eligible patients:

  • FluLaval
  • Fluzone

The latest VISs can be found here.

Order flu vaccine throughout the season, as you need it. Keep vaccinating patients until the product expires. Only use VFC vaccine to vaccinate VFC-eligible patients, children 0 through 18 years old who are either uninsured, Medicaid-insured, or native American/Alaska Native.

To place an order of flu vaccine, log in to the KIDS Plus IIS.

Pop-up MCV4 clinics in September

Providers: PDPH will hold 2 pop-up clinics to give Philadelphia high school seniors their MCV4 vaccines so that they will be up-to-date on the school immunization requirements.

We encourage you to direct some of your patients to these clinics. These vaccines will be free.

The clinics are:

  • September 7 and September 13
  • 3PM to 6.30PM
  • 500 South Broad Street

We encourage parents to attend with their children, but adolescents don’t need to bring their parent in to get their shots.