To ensure that all vaccine providers have an adequate amount of vaccine to immunize their patients this year, providers are asked to please not overstock influenza vaccine. A practice should only order the amount of influenza vaccine it anticipates administering during the following two weeks. Practices may re-order every 5 business days.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) monitors the amounts of vaccine that practices have ordered and administered. Please report vaccine administration information as quickly and accurately as possible.
11/15/2013 14:30 EST
No vaccine shipments during two upcoming periods
During the upcoming holiday season, vaccine orders will not be shipped during the following periods: November 26, 2013 – November 29, 2013; December 20, 2013 – January 2, 2014.
Healthcare providers who order vaccine before November 26th and December 20th may receive orders during these periods. However, no new orders will be processed and shipped during these periods. Please order accordingly (particularly when ordering flu vaccine for the weeks of December 9th and December 16th).
Providers whose monthly vaccine orders fall between November 18 and December 1 should make sure that they order enough vaccines to cover their needs for the entire blackout period. You will be able to place your December order during the blackout period but it will not be delivered until the first week of January at the earliest.