Broadcast fax to MnVFC providers about additional flu vaccine

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					DATE:          December 5, 2008                                                  Please route to:
                                                                                     Clinical supervisor
TO:            MnVFC Providers                                                       Medical director
FROM:          MnVFC Program                                                         Clinic manager
                                                                                     Nursing staff
RE:              Additional influenza vaccine doses available                        Medical Assistants
                 Reply by Wednesday, December 10                                     Vaccine management staff

CDC has made available additional doses of influenza vaccine for ordering. Here are the details:
• Doses are only for VFC-eligible children ages 6 months – 18 years of age.
• Orders won’t be shipped until January 2009.
• To order more influenza vaccine:
  o Complete the information below and fax to 651-201-5501.
  o Orders must be received by Wednesday December 10th.
  o Note the minimum order amounts.
 Date                 Clinic name                                                         PIN

 Delivery address                                              City                       Zip code
 (no PO boxes)
 Contact name                                                  Telephone number

 Do not deliver on these dates:                                Do not deliver at these times:


 Influenza      Minimum order
                                    Doses ordered Packaging and special notes
 vaccines          amount
 Fluzone                                              • Inactivated injectable
                    300 doses                         • 0.25ml pre-filled syringes, preservative free.
                                                      • For children 6 months through 59 months ONLY.
 Fluzone                                              • Inactivated injectable
                    300 doses                         • 5 mL multi-dose vials, preservative containing.
                                                      • For children 6 months through 18 years of age.
 FluMist                                              • Live-attenuated intra-nasal
                    50 doses                          • 1-dose sprayers, 10-pack.
                                                      • For healthy children 2 through 18 years of age.
 Signature and title (M.D., D.O., N.P., P.A., or R.Ph. only)



If you have questions, please call the MnVFC program at 651-201-5522.
                            Immunization, Tuberculosis, and International Health Section
                       625 N Robert Street * P.O. Box 64975 * St Paul, Minnesota 55164-0975
                                         www.health.state.mn.us/immunize