Influenza Vaccines for the 2014-2015 Season
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINE ORDERING
Most providers order influenza vaccine for the coming vaccination season in the winter and spring of the preceding year. Depending on many factors, orders can be placed direct with the manufacturer, with a distributor, the state’s VFC program, or a group purchasing arrangement. The National Influenza Vaccine Summit also operates a voluntary vaccine tracking system that enables healthcare providers to view at a glance which distributors have vaccine available to sell. To view vaccine currently for sale, access the Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System, known as IVATS.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT INFLUENZA VACCINE PRODUCTION
Read a report from the Health Industry Distributors Association, a non-profit trade association of medical products distributors who service healthcare providers, that explains the process that determines when and how vaccine reaches doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and others.