8/4 Special Alert for VFC Providers – Digital Data Logger Replacement
All VFC providers are required to use Kansas Immunization Program (KIP) supplied digital data loggers (DDLs) to monitor temperatures of vaccine storage units that house publicly-funded vaccine. Many clinics have KIP-supplied DDLs with certificates of calibration that have or will soon expire. Berlinger, the DDL manufacturer, is in the process of shipping replacement DDLs to VFC providers in Kansas.
- When the new DDLs are received clinics should upload their current DDLs into KSWebIZ prior to beginning the replacement process.
- Clinics will need to prepare the DDLs for use according to the directions provided with the DDLs or information found on the Data Logger Information page on the KIP website.
- After the DDLs are prepared for use (i.e., setting the date and time, conditioning the probe, etc.) then the DDLs will need to be “Replaced” in KSWebIZ, according to the attached directions (Word Document). Do not delete or overwrite the previous DDLs. Follow the replacement instructions.
- The expired DDLs can be disposed of at your facility according to local policies.
If you have any questions or concerns about replacing the DDLs, please contact your Regional Immunization Consultant or the Consultant on Call at 877-296-0464. If your DDL has expired and you have not received a replacement DDL please email email@example.com and a replacement will be sent to you as soon as possible. Additionally, if you receive more DDLs than needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a return label will be provided.
Stay up to date with the latest vaccine news.
- July 11 – AAP updated, interactive Child Vaccinations Across America Map.
- June 30 – FDA Recommends Changing Composition of COVID-19 Boosters this Fall
- June 24 – CDC Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Adolescents
- June 18 – CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children
- April 8 – Risk for Cardiac Complications Higher After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Than After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)
- April 4 – COVID-19 Vaccine Not Tied to Birth Defects (JAMA Pediatrics)
- March 30 – Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series Interval Considerations (CDC)
- March 29 – Immunocompromised Adolescents Approved for Second COVID-19 Booster (AAP)
- March 18 – AAP Releases the Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for the 2022-2023 Season (AAP)
- March 16 – New KDHE COVID-19 Vaccine Ordering Process (KDHE)
- Feb. 25 – New masking recommendations based on COVID-19 transmission rates by county (CDC)
View COVID-19 Resources.
Other Vaccine Updates
Free Training Modules to Improve Immunization Rates
Immunize Kansas Coalition offers two short, on-demand modules to improve immunization rates among adolescents in Kansas. KAAP invites you and your staff to take advantage of both of these important trainings. There is no cost and CME and CNE are available.
Shutting the Door on HPV Cancers
Estimated time to complete: 25-30 minutes
Audience: Healthcare Providers and Teams
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Audience: Healthcare Providers and Teams
Campaign Resources and Toolkits
- KAAP HPV Vaccine Immunization Promotion
- Communicating About Vaccination in the United States: A FrameWorks Strategic Brief (Report FrameWorks Institute
- Immunizations Campaign Toolkit (AAP)
- UNITY -United for Adolescent Vaccination Don’t Wait. Vaccinate. campaign
- CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2021-22 Flu Season
- Immunize Kansas Coalition
- Podcast: YANSS 213 – How to improve your chances of nudging the vaccine hesitant away from hesitancy and toward vaccination
- Project VCTR
Vaccines for Children (VFC)
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