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!