June 2012 Imm Update 1
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Oklahoma Immunization Update June 2012 PREVENTION and PREPAREDNESS SERVICES IMMUNIZATION SERVICE PLEASE POST & DISTRIBUTE TO ALL NURSING AND MEDICAL STAFF Interim MMR VIS Includes 2D Barcode The MMR vaccine information statement (VIS) has recently been updated and is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vi s-mmr.pdf. This interim VIS has been updated with minor changes throughout, and this new version will be the basis for a "final" edition, which should be available in several months. This is the first VIS to feature a 2D barcode that is located on the second page. This will allow providers with a 2D barcode reader and the appropriate software to scan the VIS name and edition date into an electronic system such as an electronic medical record or Immunization Information System (IIS), as an OPTIONAL alternative to entering this information manually. For more information, see CDC's VIS barcode webpage at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/vis-barcodes. htm. Health Insurance Coverage for Childhood Vaccines in Oklahoma Oklahoma’s Insurance Law, Title 36, Coverage for Child Immunization Section, Section 6060.4 requires health insurance plans in Oklahoma to provide coverage for each child from birth through 18 years of age for immunization against: Diphtheria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Hepatitis B Polio Measles Rubella Mumps Tetanus Pertussis Varicella Hepatitis A and any other vaccines subsequently required for children by the State Board of Health. Since this provision was enacted in 1997, the State Board of Health has added pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to the list of vaccines required for children to attend child care facilities in Oklahoma. In addition, a requirement for a Tdap booster for students entering the 7th grade was added in 2011. The only exceptions to this insurance coverage law are self-funded health benefit plans. Cleveland County Immunization Coalition Honors Three Clinics Certificates were presented to representatives of three clinics at the Cleveland County Immunization Coalition (CCIC) Open House during National Infant Immunization Week. Certificates were presented to: · Family Medicine Associates of Norman for meeting the Healthy People 2020 goal of 80% of children up to date with 4:3:1:3:3:1 during the year March 2011– March 2012; · Norman Pediatric Associates for increasing their immunization rates for 4:3:1:3:3:1 by 30% during the year March 2011 – March 2012; · Cleveland County Health Department, Moore office, for increasing their immunization rates for 4:3:1:3:3:1 by 12% during the year March 2011 – March 2012. Congratulations to these clinics for achieving higher immunization levels! Their efforts benefit all Oklahoma children. Ordering Vaccine for the Back-to-School Rush Vaccines for Children providers should plan immediately for back-to-school vaccine needs if they haven’t already. If additional vaccine, such as Tdap, MMR, polio, DTaP, etc., is needed, clinics should “force order” the vaccine in Oklahoma’s State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) no later than the end of the month of June. All forced orders must include an explanation of the need for additional vaccine even if it is simply for the back-to- school rush. Clinics on a bi-monthly or quarterly shipping schedule who are not scheduled to receive a shipment in June and/or July should contact their Immunization Field Consultant or Regional Immunization Coordinator if additional vaccine is needed for the back-to-school rush. For an online version of this Update, visit the Immunization Service web page at: http://imm.health.ok.gov. If you have any questions about this material, contact the Immunization Service by telephone at 405.271.4073 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Health, Oklahoma State Department of
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|Title||Oklahoma immunization update, 06/2012|
Oklahoma. State Department of Health.
|Purpose||Interim MMR VIS Includes 2D Barcode; Health Insurance Coverage for Childhood Vaccines in Oklahoma; Cleveland County Immunization Coalition Honors Three Clinics; Ordering Vaccine for the Back-to-School Rush;|
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