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COVID-19 Vaccine

January Provider Training Schedule

January Provider Training Schedule

PDPH offers monthly virtual trainings for interested vaccine providers. View the schedule and sign up for trainings at the links below.

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds for Providers
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This presentation will be conducted by one of PDPH’s clinicians and will include general COVID updates and the most recent FDA/ACIP recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Storage & Handling Training
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This presentation will include the most recent storage and handling updates, as well as a review of best practices.

Online Ordering Training
Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This presentation will include the most recent Clinic Tools and Inventory managing updates, as well as a live, step-by-step example.

Vaccine Safety Monitoring Systems Training
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 9:00 am – 9:30 am
This training includes an overview of the current monitoring systems in place (VAERS, V-Safe, VSD, CISA), an explanation of how to utilize these resources in your practice, and examples of reportable events.

If you can’t attend these trainings this month, they will recur in February. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to dphproviderhelp@phila.gov.

Moderna & Pfizer Shelf-Life Extensions

Moderna & Pfizer Shelf-Life Extensions

FDA has approved additional Moderna shelf-life extensions. With these extensions, there are now Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech monovalent COVID-19 vaccines that will last into spring 2023. As a matter of best practice, please verify expiry dates using the manufacturers’ online checkers prior to vaccine disposal.
MODERNA
  • Moderna has now received shelf-life extensions of all wave 1 and wave 2 monovalent COVID-19 vaccines (complete list below).
  • Some of the lots below are MOD 10 (ages 12+) and some are MOD 5 (ages 6-11). All Moderna lots that have received shelf-life extensions are for primary series use only.
  • Please use the Moderna Vial Expiration Checker to check expiration dates.

PFIZER
  • Pfizer has received shelf-life extensions of all TRIS products (i.e., all mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, including both monovalent and bivalent vaccines).
  • Expiration is now 18 months from the date of manufacture (stored ULT frozen).
  • Please use the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Expiry tool to check expiration dates.
REMINDERWe continue to encourage you to properly manage and report your inventory:

Under 5 Pfizer and Under 6 Moderna Bivalent Vaccines

Under 5 Pfizer and Under 6 Moderna Bivalent Vaccines

Vaccine Ordering:
Bivalent Pfizer 6 months – 4 years and bivalent Moderna 6 months – 5 years is now available for ordering in PhilaVax. The minimum ordering quantity for these products is 100 doses. The bivalent 6 month – 4 year Pfizer vaccine can be found on the second page.

Bivalent Moderna 6 months – 5 years will be packaged in two dose vials. Please remember to check NDC numbers to ensure that you are ordering the correct product.

Pfizer 6 months – 4 years Bivalent NDC: 59267-0609-02
Moderna 6 months – 5 years Bivalent NDC: 80777-0283-99

Bivalent 6 months – 4 year Pfizer:

  • The new bivalent Pfizer 6 months – 4 years product is  NOT A BOOSTER, but is the new third dose of the primary series.
  • Children 6 months through 4 years who have completed the monovalent Pfizer 3 dose series are currently not authorized to receive a booster dose of any COVID product.
  • Children aged 5 years who complete the Pfizer primary series may receive a bivalent Pfizer 5-11 booster dose.

Bivalent 6 months – 5 year Moderna:

  • The new bivalent Moderna 6 months through 5 years product is approved as a booster dose for children 6 months through 4 years who have completed the Moderna Monovalent series only.
  • Children aged 5 years and older who complete the Moderna primary series may receive one Moderna or Pfizer age appropriate bivalent booster dose.

Resources

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Moderna Shelf-Life Extensions

Moderna Shelf-Life Extensions

FDA has approved a shelf-life extension for the following Moderna monovalent products. Below, find a table with updated expiration dates for the specific lots impacted by the extension.

With the Moderna Vial Expiration Checker, Moderna also allows vaccine providers to look up expiration dates by lot number, which includes the new expiration dates listed above. To find the expiration date, locate the lot number printed on the carton and/or vial and enter it into the lot number search field on the website, then press “submit.”

When checking existing vaccine inventory, be sure to apply these new expiration dates.

For additional information, view the CDC overview of Moderna vaccine.

Shelf Life Extensions on Moderna and Pfizer Products

Shelf Life Extensions on Moderna and Pfizer Products

Expiration dates of the following monovalent Moderna 10 products have been extended:

Moderna has verified the new expiration dates above and updated the Moderna Vial Expiration Checker.Additionally, Pfizer will be sending out short dated products and advises to hold on to products expiring soon in anticipation of a shelf life extension. If you have Pfizer vaccine products expiring soon set these aside and label them as “Do Not Use” until further information is received. This extension will be in reference to expiration dates only. BUD labels should still be monitored and disposed of once no longer viable.

COVID Vaccine Ordering Holiday Schedule

COVID Vaccine Ordering Holiday Schedule

COVID vaccine deliveries will be paused between December 19th and December 23rd for the holidays. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 7th at 5pm to receive them before December 19th. Any orders placed after December 7th will not be delivered until the 28th.

Updates to Pfizer Ordering Quantity

Updates to Pfizer Ordering Quantity

The minimum ordering quantity of monovalent and bivalent Pfizer for ages 12 and up has been reduced from 300 doses to 180 doses in PhilaVax. Monday.com ordering quantities have also been updated to reflect this. Orders exceeding 20 vials of these vaccines should be placed through PhilaVax instead of Monday.com.

Storage & Handling Checkup: Temperature Monitoring

Storage & Handling Checkup: Temperature Monitoring

Vaccines are temperature sensitive and must be stored in specific temperature ranges to preserve their viability. Vaccines that are exposed to out of range temperatures can lose potency, and people vaccinated with these vaccines will not get the protection they need.
To ensure that every dose of vaccine that is administered at your site is viable, it is critical to monitor unit temperatures in two ways:
  • Digital Data Logger (DDL) – records temperatures, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Why? This provides documentation that every dose in your unit has been stored at the right temperature from the time you received it until it is administered to a patient.
  • Paper Temperature Logs – records twice daily temperature checks.
    • Why? This provides a chance to visually check the unit and ensure that the temperatures have not been out out range.
Check Up: Review, Evaluate, and Update!
Make sure that your clinic is recording, reporting and documenting your temperate data the right way.
1. Download and submit your DDL data and send it to our team every 28 days, when ordering vaccine or experiencing a temperature excursion.
2. Fill out the paper temperature log twice each clinic day. When filling out the paper log, always use the DDL as your reference.
Make sure you have the most up-to-date logs:Fridge Temperature Log (Fahrenheit)Freezer Temperature Log (Fahrenheit)Fridge Temperature Log (Celsius)Freezer Temperature Log (Celsius)3. Keep your paper and DDL (electronic) temperature logs on file for 3 years for VFC and VFAAR providers and for 7 years for COVID providers. Our team will review your paper temperature logs during the next site visit to your clinic.
Have questions? Reach out to our team at TempCheck@phila.gov for assistance.

Limited Single Dose Vials of Pfizer Bivalent Becoming Available

Limited Single Dose Vials of Pfizer Bivalent Becoming Available

On Monday, November 14 through Tuesday, November 15, PDPH will open pre-ordering in Philavax for a limited amount of the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 12 years of age or older in single-dose vials. Deliveries will begin several days later. Single dose vials will not be available for ordering through Monday.com – partial ordering – or pickup.This limited rollout is intended to expand the number of locations that offer the updated vaccine. Only sites that would otherwise not be able to utilize the standard six-dose per vial bivalent Pfizer will be approved to order single dose vials. Large health systems and sites with regular patient volumes/throughput should continue to order the six-dose per vial bivalent Pfizer.Ancillary kits will not be distributed with orders of single-dose vials. Single-dose vials do not require the use of low-dead-volume (LDV) syringes.Quick Facts:Single-Dose Vial Pfizer Bivalent Booster (Ages 12+)• NDC: 59267-1404-02• Configuration: 10 single-dose vials/carton• Minimum quantity per order: 50 doses• Maximum quantity per order: 150 doses• Product dimensions: 1.457 in length × 1.535 in width × 3.504 in height• Storage and handling: Same as other Pfizer tris products (e.g., store at ultra-low temperature until expiry, may refrigerate up to 10 weeks within expiry period)• No ancillary kits included with single-dose vial orders

Moderna Shelf Life Extension

Moderna Shelf Life Extension

FDA has approved a shelf-life extension for the following Moderna10 products, which have been extended by three months. Below, find a table with updated expiration dates for the specific lots impacted by the extension. For the most current information, please visit the Moderna website.

With the Moderna Vial Expiration Checker, Moderna also allows vaccine providers to look up expiration dates by lot number, which includes the new expiration dates listed above. To find the expiration date, locate the lot number printed on the carton and/or vial and enter it into the lot number search field on the website, then press “submit.”
For additional information, view the CDC overview of Moderna vaccine.