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The NJIIS recommendations are based on the current ACIP, AAP and AAFP schedule for routine well child immunization. The recommended schedule of immunizations for children who are immuno-compromised or have other serious medical conditions is not included in this system.

 

 

 

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To All Providers - Updated 02-03-2016

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Important Announcements

  • 02/03/2016 - Click Here to read the February 2016 NJ VFC Newsletter.
  • Every year there is a new influenza (flu) vaccine and variety of flu vaccine products available. The 2015-2016 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations training includes information every vaccine provider should know about flu, the various flu vaccines, ACIP recommendations, storage and handling requirements, and administration considerations. To access the training click here.
  • Pentacel Vaccine Delay: Immunization Guidance Update The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance document due to a transcription error. The initial document showed previous doses of Pentacel vaccines at 1, 2 and 4 months. This updated version shows the correct ages of 2, 4 and 6 months. Also, the HepB vaccine row is updated to reflect the recommended schedule with doses at birth, 1 to 2 months, and 6 to 18 months. Please see the Updated Pentacel Immunization Guidance here.
  • Pentacel Allocation: Sanofi Pasteur is experiencing a manufacturing delay with Pentacel vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur anticipates they will not be able meet the demand for Pentacel in the first half of 2016. The NJ VFC Program requests that you reduce orders for Pentacel to 70% of your usual usage. There are sufficient supplies of single antigen vaccines (DAPTACEL, ActHIB, and IPOL) as well as alternate combination vaccines that may used to address the gap in Pentacel supply. Click Here for more information.
  • Flu Vaccine News: The New Jersey VFC Program has received Flublok vaccine for the 317-funded Adult Program. Flublok is egg-free flu vaccine approved for use in persons 18 years of age and older. Flublok has a shorter shelf life than other influenza vaccines; it expires 6 months from the production date. Check the expiration date before administering Flublok. For more information, see the Flublok package insert HERE.
  • ATTENTION ALL VFC AND 317 PROVIDERS! To continue participating in the program your office must re-enroll. Re-enrollment will begin on 11/02/2015 and end on 12/12/2015. Medical offices that have not completed re-enrollment will become inactive on 01/01/2016. Click Here for more information.
  • VFC and 317 influenza vaccine must only be given to VFC or 317 eligible patients. Federally-funded (VFC or 317) vaccine cannot be borrowed for use in non-eligible patients. Likewise, private vaccine should not be given to VFC or 317 eligible patients. Borrowing between public and private stock vaccine is not permitted.

    The New Jersey VFC Program is pleased to announce ordering for influenza vaccine will open for all VFC and 317-Funded Adult (317) Program providers. Click Here for ordering instructions.