Order Flu Vaccine for 2010-2011 Flu Season

Flu Advisory BoxPhysicians are encouraged to order their 2010-2011 flu vaccine now.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) will not supply influenza vaccine to nursing homes and private providers for vaccination of adults. Please note that the universal distribution of H1N1 vaccine for the 2009 – 2010 influenza season was a special program fully funded by the federal government. There will be no such program in place for seasonal influenza vaccine for 2010-2011 season.As in previous years, MDPH plans to provide some state-supplied influenza vaccine to the following provider types:

  • Pediatric care providers
  • Schools (K-12)
  • Obstetricians
  • VNAs (for public vaccination clinics)
  • Public sites that provide care to adults
  • Community health centers
  • Local health departments
  • State hospitals and agencies
  • Free community-based clinics
  • TB clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Integrated Counseling, Testing and Referral Sites
  • Health care for the homeless

MDPH will not be able to supply a sufficient number of doses to meet all of the demand even at the sites listed above. Providers will be notified what their allocation of doses will be by early summer. All providers should plan to purchase some influenza vaccine for the 2010-2011 flu season.

All providers should determine how much vaccine they will need for their patients and employees in 2010 – 2011, and place orders for vaccine with manufacturers or distributors as soon as possible.

To purchase seasonal influenza vaccine, contact your regular vaccine distributor or the vaccine manufacturers. Locate a vaccine distributor (Excel spreadsheet)

View a list of influenza vaccine products (pdf) expected to be available for the 2010 – 2011 flu season, and the age indications for each.

If you have questions about the availability of seasonal flu vaccine, please contact the MDPH Vaccine Unit at 617-983-6828.

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