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VFC Provider Handbook


THE PENNSYLVANIA VACCINES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM PROVIDES VACCINES THROUGH
A FEDERAL GRANT AND THE VACCINES FOR CHILDREN (VFC) PROGRAM TO PUBLIC AND
PRIVATE IMMUNIZATION PROVIDERS AS PART OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY TO IMPROVE
CHILDHOODIMMUNIZATION COVERAGE AND PROTECT CHILDREN AND ADULTS FROM
VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES. 
 
THIS PROVIDER HANDBOOK IS A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE WHICH OUTLINES THE
PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PENNSYLVANIA VFC
PROGRAM. IT ALSO CONTAINS ALL FORMS AND DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROGRAM.
Download 2017 PA VFC Provider Handbook
                   PA VFC Handbook.2017.pdf
 
PA VFC Provider Handbook Sections
                   Revisions 2017 
                   Table of Contents
                   Introduction
 
Section 1 - VFC Eligibility
 
Section 2 - Enrollment
 
 
 
                   PA-SIIS Ordering Instructions 
                   Initial PA-SIIS User Set-Up
 
Section 6 - Forms
                   Forms Table of Contents
 
Section 6A - Education Roster
                   Education Roster   
 
Section 6B - Enrollment in the Vaccines for Children Program
                   Enrollment Form Instructions 
                   Enrollment Form (Provider)
 
Section 6C - Insurance and VFC Eligibility
                   CHIP and MA Card Comparison 
                   Eligibility vs.Health Care Coverage/Insurance
                   Patient Eligibility Screening Record 
 
Section 6D - Ordering and Accountability
                   PA DOH Supplied Order Form
                   Borrowing Report
                   PA VFC Doses Tracking Form
 
Section 6E - Required Plans
                   Emergency Handling Procedures and Disaster Recovery Plan 
                   Vaccine Management Plan
                   Vaccine Storage Maintenance Reminder 
 
Section 6F - Required Reporting
                   Vaccine Incident Report Worksheet Instructions 
                   Vaccine Incident Report and Worksheet
                   Vaccine Return and Accountability Form
                   Incident Report Revaccination Form
                   Vaccine Adverse Event Report System (VAERS) 
  
Section 6G - Frequently Asked Questions
                    Frequently Asked Questions
 
Section 6H - Temperature and Monitoring
                    Freezer Temp. Log Instructions
                    Freezer Fahrenheit Temp. Log        
                    Freezer Celsius Temp. Log
                    Refrig. Temp. Log Instructions
                    Refrig. Fahrenheit Temp Log
                    Refrig. Celsius Temp. Log 
 
Section 6I - Transporting Vaccines
                    Transporting Frozen Vaccines 
                    Transporting Refrigerated Vaccines
                    Vaccine Transport Monitoring Form and Inventory Sheet 
 
Section 6J - Resources and Websites
                    NIST Thermometer / Data Logger Manufacturers List
                    Digital Data Loggers (DDL) Policy
                    Best Practices in Vaccine Storage 
                    Cold Storage Unit Manufacturers 
                    Lithium Battery Suppliers  
                    Resources and Websites
                    Acronyms