New York: Using an Immunization Information System (IIS) to Achieve Compliance with Vaccines for Children Storage and Handling Requirements

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required providers participating in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program to use standalone or biological pharmaceutical grade refrigerators and freezers for vaccine storage and continuous digital data logger (DDL) thermometers to monitor temperatures in the storage units by 2018. Consequently, the New York City (NYC) Bureau of Immunization (BOI) was challenged to bring >1,380 VFC providers into compliance with these requirements and to maintain compliance going forward. 

Associated Files: Georgia Elysee AIM Award Program Practices Submission - 2019, Safeguard Your Vaccines in Summer, DDL Calibration Expiration Email Alert

Years: 2019

Locations: New York

Programmatic Areas: Adolescent Immunization, Partnerships, Vaccine Storage and Handling, VFC requirements

Key Words: Adolescents, childcare immunizations, digital data loggers, Immunization Education, using immunization data, vaccine storage and handling, VFC Requirements, VFC site visit

Evidence Based: Yes

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