WellConnect Automated Patient Reminders

With the current challenges of getting patients back into the office, it’s a great time to look into resources to help connect with families. Sanofi Pasteur offers a helpful tool to deliver important reminders to your patients. WellConnect is available at VaccineShoppe.com and has both text and voice messaging capabilities.  Sanofi Pasteur created a helpful information sheet.

WellConnect can be used for:

  • Flu and other immunization reminders
  • Patient wellness checks and physicals
  • Appointment reminders
  • Back-to-School health reminders
  • Medical screenings and health clinics

In addition, WellConnect has a number of helpful features such as survey capabilities and analytics. You can create an account at VaccineShoppe.com as well as access free resources and training materials. For more information, reach out to your Vaccine Specialist.

Webinar: Hepatitis B Overview and Innovations in Immunization

Dynavax is hosting a webinar on Hepatitis B presented by: John Youhanna, PharmD, RPh, Regional Medical Director, Dynavax Technologies.

Now more than ever, it is important to prioritize the protection of healthcare workers who are at risk from infectious diseases, particularly hepatitis B, a potentially deadly virus that is spread through contact with infected blood and bodily fluids and can live on surfaces for at least seven days.1,2,3

Please join us to discuss why Hepatitis B is a current threat to our healthcare community and learn more about innovations in protection through vaccination.

This educational presentation will include a live Q & A session.

Click below to register!

June 18th

1pm – 2pm EST

June 23rd

2pm – 3pm EST

June 25th

12pm – 1pm EST

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis B. In: Hamborsky J, Kroger A, Wolfe S, eds. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 13th ed. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2015:149-174. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/hepb.pdf. Accessed October16, 2017.

2. Walayat S, Ahmed Z, Martin D, Puli S, Cashman M, Dhillon S. Recent advances in vaccination of non-responders to standard dose hepatitis B virus vaccine. World J Hepatol.2015;7(24):2503-2509. doi:10.4254/wjh.v7.i24.2503

3. Than TT, Jo E, Todt D, et al. High environmental stability of hepatitis B virus and inactivation requirements for chemical biocides. J Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 24. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy620. [Epub ahead of print].

AAP Releases “Policies to Preserve the Vaccine Delivery System for Children”

In response to declining vaccination rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine, the AAP released policies leaders say need to be enacted to preserve the vaccine delivery system. In addition to maintaining routine immunizations in order to prevent an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease, a strong vaccine delivery system is critical to administering influenza vaccine for the critical 2020-21 flu season and to delivering the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

These policies include:

  • Prospective Medicaid Vaccine Payments
  • Increasing Regional Maximum VFC Vaccine Administration Fees
  • Appropriately Valued Vaccine Codes
  • Allow Borrowing Between Public and Private Vaccine Stock
  • Prioritize Delivery of Seasonal Flu Vaccine to VFC Providers
  • Reduced Regulatory Burden and Collaboration with Providers on Quality Initiatives

The AAP’s new policies can be found here. They have also released a one pager “Strengthening Immunization Delivery for Children: Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccine.” Additional resources include: