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Chicago Department of Public Health Updates

Please be aware of the following public health updates:

 -Be on the lookout for symptoms of measles; the Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health departments, have been investigating three cases of measles from persons who traveled from Germany/Poland to Illinois in late June.
-Are you in compliance with Vaccine Storage and Handling?
-Chicago VFC Provider staff training
-2015-2016 Chicago Public School Health Requirements [...more]

VFC Chicago Forms

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded, state administered program that provides free vaccines to eligible children ages 18 and younger. Vaccines are provided free at no cost to the provider or the patient, although providers may charge an administration fee.

There are two federal VFC programs administered in Illinois: Chicago VFC (for providers in the City of Chicago) and Illinois VFC (for providers outside the City of Chicago).

The VFC forms for providers in the City of Chicago are available at the City of Chicago Vaccines for Children website.

When using the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE) VFC Chicago providers should use the forms provided by CDPH (above) and not the forms on I-CARE. The forms available on I-CARE are for VFC providers outside of Chicago.

VFC Chicago News Bulletin

Any vaccine updates provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Vaccines For Children can be found here. Stay up to date with recalls, important notices and vaccine expiration instructions provided by CDPH. Check back frequently to stay informed about any VFC procedure changes.

CDPH I-CARE Education Materials

VFC Data Loggers

What is a Digital Data Logger?

Digital Data Loggers record the temperatures in your refrigerators and freezers every 15 minutes so you can download the data to your computer to review and analyze.  This allows you to monitor what happens to the temperature even when you are closed or out of the office to give you complete confidence that your vaccines are safe and effective.  As of January 1, 2016, all Chicago VFC providers must have certified calibrated digital data loggers for continuous temperature monitoring for each VFC storage unit and back-up thermometer.

 

For more information about VFC Chicago, please contact:

Marcia Levin
Chicago Department of Public Health
2160 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
312/746-6050
marcia.levin@cityofchicago.org

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ICAAP Immunization Initiatives focus on immunization education for providers, policy, and advocacy developed in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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