CPP Vaccine Summit a Success

The inaugural CPP Buying Group – Vaccine Management Summit on May 2 was a great success. More than 100 vaccine professionals from across the state attended the conference to gain knowledge from industry leaders. Dr. Kristen Feemster, Director of Research for the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, kicked off the summit with a comprehensive review of vaccines on the horizon.

The first round of breakout sessions focused on Central Ohio Primary Care’s efforts to improve pediatric and adult vaccination rates, a presentation about maximizing savings when purchasing vaccines, and a discussion on vaccine documentation and coding.

CPP staff hard at work at the registration table.

The second group of breakout sessions included a panel discussion between representatives of Pediatric Associates and the Ohio AAP on creating a culture of vaccination, a presentation by Mount Carmel Health on inventory management and 2D barcoding, and information from the Ohio Department of Health concerning vaccine storage guidelines and updates.

Attendee feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  CPP staff and planning committee members are already working to make the next summit even better.

AAP Flu Vaccine Update: No preference for injected vaccine over nasal spray

On March 14, 2019, the AAP issued a press release stating it does not recommend the inactivated flu vaccine, which is injected, over the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine, which is given via nasal spray to healthy patients ages 2 through 49. This recommendation for the 2019-2020 flu season reverses a prior preference for the injectable vaccine.

CPP members can take advantage of our partnership with AstraZeneca and receive a discount on doses of FluMist®. Please contact the CPP office at cpp@nationwidechildrens.org or 614-722-2145 to obtain a declaration form that needs to be completed to access this discount. Members can pre-book their FluMist doses by contacting an authorized distributor (McKesson or FFF Enterprises) by June 30, 2019.

Vaccine Management Summit – Registration Deadline Approaching

Please join us on May 2, 2019 for the first ever Vaccine Management Summit hosted by CPP at the Renaissance Hotel Westerville-Polaris.  This half-day conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Kristen Feemster, who will provide insight into vaccines on the horizon and the potential impact to your practice.

The remainder of the time will be spent engaging in lively user discussions through breakout sessions:

  • Storage Guidelines & Updates
  • Inventory Management & 2D Barcoding
  • Linking Quality, Performance, and Incentives
  • Coding, Documentation & Other Operational Issues
  • Financial Analysis & Minimizing Cost
  • Creating a Culture of Vaccination

Come ready to share your experiences and learn what is working well for others!

Registration is open to all members of your vaccine management team.  We look forward to seeing you!

Expanded Indication for 0.5mL Fluzone® Quadrivalent

The 0.5mL dose of Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine has been newly approved to be used in children 6 months of age and older. This new option offers health care providers the simplicity of using the same 0.5mL dose for all eligible children when immunizing against the flu.  Fluzone Quadrivalent 0.25mL dose will still be available to order for children ages 6-35 months for the 2019-2020 season.

If you have already confirmed your 2019-2020 Sanofi Pasteur influenza vaccine reservation, you have the ability to adjust these quantities based on this new approval.

Contact your representative from Sanofi Pasteur or click here for more information.

New CPP Partnership with AstraZeneca!

CPP is pleased to announce a new partnership with AstraZeneca that provides our members a discount opportunity on doses of FluMist®, an intranasal influenza vaccine, for the upcoming 2019-2020 flu season.  Members who opt into this contract will receive a discount off the list price of doses ordered through an authorized distributor throughout the entire 2019-2020 flu season.  Authorized distributors of FluMist currently include McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. and FFF Enterprises Inc.

To access this discount, please contact the CPP office at cpp@nationwidechildrens.org or 614-722-2145 to obtain pricing details, updated terms and conditions as well as a declaration form.  If you participated in the FluMist discount in prior flu seasons under CPP-MedImmune contract, we will still need an updated declaration form to show your acceptance of the new agreement under AstraZeneca.

Members who are interested in pre-booking FluMist doses should place their reservations with an authorized distributor prior to March 31, 2019.

We hope this will be of interest to your practice as we are always trying to find ways to provide more value to our members!

 

Vaccine Management Summit – REGISTRATION OPEN

Please join us on May 2, 2019 for the first ever Vaccine Management Summit hosted by CPP at the Renaissance Hotel Westerville-Polaris.  This half-day conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Kristen Feemster, who will provide insight into vaccines on the horizon and the potential impact to your practice.

The remainder of the time will be spent engaging in lively user discussions through breakout sessions:

  • Storage Guidelines & Updates
  • Inventory Management & 2D Barcoding
  • Linking Quality, Performance, and Incentives
  • Coding, Documentation & Other Operational Issues
  • Financial Analysis & Minimizing Cost
  • Creating a Culture of Vaccination

Come ready to share your experiences and learn what is working well for others!

Registration is open to all members of your vaccine management team.  We look forward to seeing you!

Vaccine Management Summit – SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars for May 2, 2019 for the first ever Vaccine Management Summit hosted by CPP at the Renaissance Hotel Westerville-Polaris.  This half-day conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Kristen Feemster, who will provide insight into vaccines on the horizon and the potential impact to your practice.  The remainder of the time will be spent engaging in lively user discussions through breakout sessions on various vaccine management topics like storage and handling, inventory management, financial management and more.

Come ready to share your experiences and learn what is working well for others!

Registration will be open to all members of your vaccine management team and details will be sent out in February 2019. Please keep an eye on your inboxes and the CPP website for more information.  We look forward to seeing you!

2019-2020 Flu Vaccine Pricing and Pre-Book Details

Flu Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur has announced influenza vaccine pricing and pre-book details for CPP members for the 2019-2020 flu season.

The Influenza Vaccine Partners Program discounts and prompt delivery commitments are available to members that confirm their reservations through www.VaccineShoppe.com by March 31, 2019.

For specific pricing or any other questions, CPP members can contact the CPP office at 614-722-2145 or cpp@nationwidechildrens.org.