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Order Processing Updates:

There are currently no delays in the processing of VFC vaccine requests. Received requests are promptly reviewed, approved and processed by VFC’s Customer Service Center.

Although vaccines may sometimes arrive within a few days of submitting your request, we ask that you place your vaccine request with sufficient doses on hand to allow up to 3 weeks for the receipt of your vaccine shipment. In the event that your shipment takes the full 3 weeks to arrive, you will not run out of inventory while you wait for your shipment.

Regular Vaccine Requests:

All pending vaccine requests received as of Friday, September 16, 2016, have been processed and submitted to VFC’s National vaccine distributor. Providers should expect to receive vaccine shipments no later than October 7, 2016. Varicella vaccine requests will be shipped directly to your practice by the vaccine manufacturer, Merck, within the same time frame.

Influenza Vaccine Update:

VFC will begin to process influenza vaccine orders this week. Specific products and percentages of confirmed orders are listed below. Please expect your vaccine shipments the week of September 12, 2016.

Product Age Group Supply
Fluzone® Quadrivalent Preservative Free
Pediatric Formulation
0.25mL, Single-Dose Syringes, Sanofi Pasteur
6-35 months Orders of 100 doses or less will be shipped in full. Orders over 100 doses: 35% of confirmed doses will be shipped.
Fluzone® Quadrivalent Multi-Dose Vial
5mL, 10 Dose-Vial, Sanofi Pasteur
3-18 years Orders of 100 doses or less will be shipped in full.  Orders over 100 doses: 35% of confirmed doses will be shipped.
Fluzone® Quadrivalent Preservative Free
0.5 mL, Single-Dose Syringes, Sanofi Pasteur
3-18 years

Extremely limited supply. 

Fluarix® Quadrivalent Preservative Free
0.5mL, Single-Dose Syringes, GSK
3-18 years Orders of 100 doses or less will be shipped in full.  Orders over 100 doses: 35% of confirmed doses will be shipped.
Flucelvax® Quadrivalent Preservative Free
0.5mL, Single-Dose Syringes, Seqirus
4-18 years 35% of confirmed doses will be shipped.

Subsequent shipments for the remaining balance of shipped orders will be automatically processed as soon as additional vaccine doses become available.

2016-2017 VFC influenza vaccine order confirmation was online between August 2, 2016 and August 12, 2016 and is now closed.  Providers who did not confirm their initial flu vaccine allocations by the confirmation deadline, or those wishing to order additional doses of flu vaccine, will still have the opportunity to submit a supplemental vaccine request, once Supplemental Flu Ordering is opened to all providers later in the flu season. VFC will notify you when this occurs.

Current Vaccine Supply Information:  updated 9/27/2016

Pediatric:

Merck’s Recombivax HB, Pediatric (Hepatitis B) in 10 pack, single dose syringes is currently out of inventory and is anticipated to be resupplied the second quarter of 2017.

Merck’s Vaqta, Pediatric (Hepatitis A) in 10 pack, single dose syringes is currently out of inventory and is anticipated to be resupplied the second quarter of 2017.

Pediatric and Adult:

Sanofi’s Tenivac, Pediatric and Adult (TD) in 10 pack, single dose vials is currently out of inventory and is anticipated to be resupplied in December 2016.

Adult:

Merck’s Recombivax HB, Adult (Hepatitis B) in 10 pack, single dose syringes is currently out of inventory and is anticipated to be resupplied the second quarter of 2017

Merck’s Vaqta, Adult (Hepatitis A) in 10 pack, single dose vial is currently out of inventory and is anticipated to be resupplied in December 2016.

GSK’s Engerix-B, Adult (Hepatitis B) in 10 pack of single dose vials is curently our of inventory and anticipated to be resupplied in 1-2 weeks.