In light of recent hurricanes, have you taken the time to review your practice emergency vaccine storage and handling plan recently?

Vaccines are expensive so having a plan to consult when an emergency presents itself is essential.

*Review your plan to update it and maintain familiarity with the plan.
*All staff should know how to find the emergency plan.
*At least 2 practice leaders should organize the emergency response and completely understand the steps of the emergency plan.
*It should be clear where the vaccine will go in case storage units are no longer operational.
*Transport storage units should be kept in a easy to find place, preferably close to the vaccine refrigerators.
*Make sure to consult the vaccine manufacturers and your VFC representative during and after the process.

Merck Vaccines Price Changes

In August, Merck announced updated catalog pricing on many of their vaccines.  Please note that CPP members can continue to purchase Merck vaccines at the pre-increase price for 90 days, thru November 7, 2017.

 Please contact the CPP office at cpp@nationwidechildrens.org for updated pricing sheets that reflect these changes.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your Merck representatives or call the CPP office at 614-722-2145 (toll free 877-277-9330).