MMS Flu Advisory: DPH Opens Online Provider Registration for H1N1 Vaccine

MMS Flu Advisory Sign Up

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched its online registration for H1N1 vaccine. This fall, the federal government will provide states with H1N1 vaccine and supplies (needles, syringes, sharps containers, alcohol swabs, H1N1 immunization cards) at no cost. DPH is responsible for directing the vaccine and supplies in Massachusetts. Providers (including private providers, hospitals, local health departments, regional public health coalitions, visiting nurses associations, clinics, pharmacists and commercial community vaccinators) wishing to receive and administer H1N1 vaccine must register with the DPH. The deadline for registering is October 9, 2009. Click here to be directed to more information and the online registration, or visit http://www.mass.gov/dph/h1n1registration.

Statewide H1N1 Conference

On September 30, DPH will host the Massachusetts Statewide Conference on H1N1 Influenza Response for public health, health care, school and community leaders at the DCU Center in Worcester. For information and to register, click here. The conference will present the latest situation update regarding the flu in Massachusetts, and elsewhere and what the outlook is for the coming months. And will provide the latest information on guidance and planning for flu vaccination, both seasonal and H1N1.
 

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Still Available for Purchase

For information about vaccine distributors with seasonal influenza vaccine available for purchase, go to the National Influenza Vaccine Summit website at: http://www.preventinfluenza.org/ivats/ivats_09_10.xls

Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health (September 8, 2009).

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