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ECDC H1N1 Flu - State & Local Vaccination Guidance & Distribution Information
There have been may questions concerning the H1N1 vaccine. Please view this information from the CDC website:
H1N1: Pharmacies and Health Departments
Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza Update
Pharmacists wanting to be providers of the H1N1 influenza vaccine should go to their state health department website for more information and/or contact their state or local health department. Now is the time to reach out.
CDC H1N1 Flu | State & Local Vaccination Guidance | Vaccine Distribution Q&A
H1N1 State Registration Information
FFF Enterprises in an effort to create as many access points to H1N1 vaccination as possible, state and local public health agencies will need to partner with private sector immunization providers to administer H1N1 vaccine, we have created convenient links on our FFF website for each state to the appropriate form or appropriate website.
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FFF Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza Update - 9/10/09
FFF Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza Update - 9/9/09
SEASON FLU VACCINE
- FFF has sold out of its inventory of seasonal flu vaccine, but they have started a “Wait List” (call 800-843-7477). The wait list gives no guarantee that a pharmacy will receive flu vaccine, but if any does become available through FFF they will delivery on a first come, first serve basis. This just gives another option to your pharmacies that are trying to secure flu vaccine. InSource has already started a wait list for FPN members (call Scott Thomas at 800-869-9859).
- Pharmacies that ordered the CSL product Afluria vials are being contacted by FFF. CSL did not produce as many vials as they projected and those stores that ordered the CSL vials will not be receiving them. FFF will offer, on behalf of CSL, to replace those vials with pre-filled syringes. Unfortunately, the pre-filled syringes will not be available until the end of September or early October. The pharmacy can cancel the order if that alternative is not acceptable. FFF is preparing the list of those pharmacies and FPN will forward that information when it is received.
- The Novartis vaccine releases are running about two weeks late and, therefore, delivery to pharmacies will also be between one and two weeks delayed. FFF is trying to get some vaccine to everyone as it is available. The delays are due to CBER’s involvement in both the seasonal and H1N1 vaccines.
- Pharmacists wanting to be providers of the H1N1 influenza vaccine should go to their state health department Web site for more information and/or contact their state or local health department. Now is the time to reach out.
- McKesson and the distribution of H1N1: http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/vaccination/statelocal/centralized_distribution_qa.htm
Novel 2009 H1N1 Influenza Update Provided
The National Influenza Vaccination Summit and CDC provided the following update on novel H1N1 Influenza:
- 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine supply distribution is slightly different from previously announced. Instead of 120 million doses at the end of October, it is now anticipated that there will be 45-53 million doses available in the middle of October, with about 20 million doses becoming available weekly following that.
- About 75% of state health department web sites now have instructions to providers on how to place an order for an allocation of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. It is anticipated that all states will be up within the week and the CDC will compile all this information onto its own web site at that time.
- There will be a minimum shipment order size to receive vaccine directly from the McKesson distribution channel. Requests for allocations of vaccine doses lower than this threshold will be served through vaccine shipped to, and held at, centralized storage areas within the states. States will be responsible for ensuring that the 2009 H1N1 vaccine then gets distributed to the ordering provider from this centralized location. The threshold minimum dose has not yet been determined.
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