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Vaccine News Alert
Nov/Dec 2017

 

In this Newsletter:

New Requirements

New for 16-year-olds! “You’re 16 . . . We recommend these vaccines for you!”

Holiday Preparations

HPV Quality Improvement Initiative

HPV Champion

Flu Vaccine for 2017-18

Vaccine Supply Update

Gold Star Awards (Aug/Sep)

 

New Requirements

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Effective January 1, 2018, all VVFC providers will be required to use continuous temperature monitoring devices (data loggers) to monitor vaccines that will be administered to VFC-eligible children during routine onsite storage of vaccine, transport of vaccine, and mass vaccination clinics. Beginning January 1, 2018, data loggers will be required as back-up thermometers and providers will be required to assess and record minimum and maximum temperatures at the start of each clinic day.


New for 16-year-olds! “You’re 16 . . . We recommend these vaccines for you!”

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To assist providers in communicating the important vaccines recommended at the 16-year-old immunization visit, IAC and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) have partnered to develop a 1-page handout that can be given to your teen patients or their parents. Navigate to the handout by clicking here.


Holiday Preparations

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Vaccine shipments from McKesson will be HELD November 10th, November 22-24th, and December 22-26th. The Order Center will not enter direct-ship orders to avoid deliveries from Merck during these time periods. However, a few direct-shipments might arrive from Merck since they cannot be HELD as done with refrigerated vaccines shipped by McKesson. Providers should indicate any changes to routine hours on the order form and should order vaccine mindful of their Holiday closures.

 


HPV Quality Improvement Initiative

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Earn CE credit by participating in a Learning Collaboration between National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) and the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). This collaborative effort is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve adolescent HPV immunization rates through strong provider recommendations, and the reduction of missed opportunities. The National Immunization Partnership with the APA (NIPA) is a large-scale, Quality Improvement (QI) initiative designed to prioritize HPV vaccination at every adolescent visit. The global aim for this project is to improve HPV vaccine initiation and series completion rates by 10% from baseline to the end of the project. Recruitment for Year 4 is underway. The deadline to enroll is December 15, 2017. The enrollment link (cohort 4) is here. Details on educational credits are included on the enrollment survey. For more information contact Rachel Wallace-Brodeur at Rachel.Wallace-Brodeur@med.uvm.edu or (757) 484-1856.


HPV Champion

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The Office of Sein Win has been selected as a 2017 HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion. Led in partnership by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Association of American Cancer Institutes, and the American Cancer Society, the HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award Program recognizes clinicians, clinics, practices, groups, and health systems that are effectively working to protect their adolescent patients against HPV cancers by achieving high HPV vaccination rates. This year, the award program honored one Champion from each of the 10 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regions. After a rigorous review and data validation process of all submissions, the Office of Sein Win stood out as the Champion from HHS region 3.


Flu Vaccine for 2017-18

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All injectable flu vaccine presentations are available. Please notify the Order Center if you need additional doses. Current VISs can be found on CDC’s website. Influenza Vaccine Labels can be found here.


Vaccine Supply Update

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To expedite vaccine orders, substitutions may be made for Recombivax, Havrix, and Vaqta presentations. Providers will be notified of brand substitutions.


Gold Star Awards (Aug/Sep)

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Outstanding VVFC Compliance
Bayview Community Health Center, Cheriton
Carilion Childrens Pediatric Med., Roanoke
Carilion Clinic Adolescent Health, Roanoke
Clinch Valley Physician Associates, Richlands
CMG Pediatric Specialists, Norfolk
CMG Pediatric Specialists, Chesapeake
Commonwealth Pediatrics, Richmond
Cornerstone Pediatrics, Chesapeake
General Booth Pediatrics, Virginia Beach
Kids First Pediatrics of Stafford, Stafford
Pedsplus Primary Care, Fredericksburg
Royal Oak Pediatric Associates, Marion
Seven Corners Pediatrics, Falls Church
SEVHS East End Physicians, Newport News

Process Improvement
The following providers are recognized for excellence in vaccine storage, vaccine transport, inventory management, and/or taking extra care to overcome vaccine hesitancy:
Associates in Pediatric Care, Hampton
Children First, Inc., Dumfries
Family Medical Center of Smithfield, Smithfield
Kenneth J. Kim Pediatrics, Fairfax
PATHS Community Medical Center, Danville
Practice of Sameera Nasser Rentia, Falls Church
Prince William Pediatric Care, Inc., Manassas
Tidewater Pediatrics, Portsmouth

 


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