CDC Announces New VAERS Reporting Website

From the Immunization Action Coalition: On June 30, CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting (VAERS) website and reporting form that allows people to:
• Easily submit a VAERS report electronically
• Access VAERS data
• Learn more about how CDC and FDA monitor the safety of vaccines

There are now two ways to report an adverse event following vaccination to VAERS:
1. Use the online reporting tool.
2. Complete a paper VAERS form (PDF format) and upload it to the new VAERS website.

By the end of 2017, CDC and FDA will phase out the VAERS paper form and fully transition to the new VAERS 2.0 electronic submission process. Accommodations will be made for persons unable to submit reports electronically. Additional assistance is available via email at info@vaers.org or by phone at (800) 822-7967.

New Member Grant Opportunity! Announcing CPP’s 2nd Dose Program

Getting patients back in to your practice for follow-up shots is a challenge for most practices across the country, as evidenced by the following statistics:

Stats Table

CPP has launched the 2nd Dose Program, providing an opportunity for members to examine your practice’s 2nd dose immunization rates for meningococcal ACWY, meningococcal B, HPV, and/or adult pneumococcal, and earn an educational grant!  It is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

For information on how to participate, please contact the CPP office at cpp@nationwidechildrens.org or 877-277-9330.