Vaccine regulations, specifically for Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers, are updated more frequently than most industry regulations that Dickson comes into contact with. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), State Vaccination Programs, Local Health Departments, and VFC program all have a stake...Read More
In our first article in our Vaccine Storage Series, we provided some resources for Vaccines for Children (VFC) Providers, specifically highlighting links and general information you must know to be a provider in the program. In our second post, we talked about vaccine storage; namely...Read More
If vaccines are not kept cold, they will become less potent. This is a statement that is of course true, and that has been reiterated consistently and frequently by the CDC to those hospitals and clinics that are in the VFC (Vaccines for Children) Program. Keeping vaccines cold may seem as simple...Read More
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is a federally funded program, overseen by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Center for Disease Control, created to get children whose families can't afford vaccines, vaccines. The VFC Program works like this: the CDC buys and...Read More
1. The rules are a little wishy-washy.
Regulations, Recommendations, and Guidelines. Three different terms that mean three different things. Yet they are thrown around in quality assurance departments everywhere, with question marks all too often lingering behind them.Read More
As the above image suggests, monitoring vaccines can be a little confusing. That’s why we here at Dickson created the following list, which outlines six things to know about monitoring vaccines, summarized directly from the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendations. Failing an audit or...Read More
Recently, Good Morning America (GMA) highlighted a government report that calls into question the proper storage of vaccines throughout the US. The report focused on vaccines in the Vaccine for Children program, but the GMA story illuminates that this issue is prevalent with vaccines not provided...Read More