Vaccine Blurbs Issue 178: Provider Agreements Expire This Week- Renew Today!


Washington State Department of Health | April 25, 2023

Provider Agreements Expire This Week!

If you have not yet renewed your clinic's Childhood Vaccine Program (CVP) Provider Agreement for 2023 in the IIS, it will expire on Sunday, April 30th and your clinic will no longer be able to order childhood vaccines. 

Please log into the IIS today and renew your provider agreement to ensure you maintain your vaccine ordering privileges. If you have already renewed your provider agreement for 2023 you can disregard this message. 

If your provider agreement is in a returned status, then you must re-submit the agreement after making the necessary changes which can be found at the top of the agreement in the approver comments section. 

provider agreement approver comment section


Spring Vaccine Choice Opens Tomorrow

Vaccine choice is occurring from Wednesday Aril 26th through Friday May 12th.

During this time providers can fill out the Vaccine Choice form to request a change in the brand of vaccine they receive for vaccines with more than one brand available.

Vaccines with only one brand option are included on all order sets.

Please use this link to access the form to request changes. You only need to submit a form if you are requesting a change. If you are keeping the same vaccines no form is needed.

Submit forms either by e-mail to or by fax to 360-236-3811.

If you have any questions please contact Jacki Stockdale at

Some vaccine reminders:

  • Sanofi Pasteur has stopped producing the DT vaccine. We have exhausted our supply of this vaccine and it is no longer available.
  • If a vaccine is not on the Vaccine Choice Worksheet as an option, it indicates that there is only one brand for that vaccine and is automatically on all order sets.
Vaccine Choice Worksheet

CVP Training Series

Did you miss the April CVP monthly training on vaccine choice and ordering? You can watch the video now on our webpage under the Recorded Webinars section. 

Recorded Webinars

Also, be sure to join us again in May to learn about the Vaccine Management Plan, Facility Closure Policy, & our new Vaccine Coordinator Quick Start Guide

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm (noon)

Topic: Vaccine Management Plan, Facility Closure Policy, &  Vaccine Coordinator Quick Start Guide

Intended Audience: Providers and Vaccine Coordinators

Clinical Corner

April 30 is National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day

April 30 is National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day—a great time to make sure your patients know they need to be protected from the world's leading cause of liver cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine is now routinely recommended for adults 19–59 years of age, but 70% of adults have not completed the series. Adults 60 and older also may be vaccinated.   The Hepatitis B Foundation has a social media toolkit including a Call to Action to eliminate hepatitis B through universal adult hepatitis B screening and vaccination. 

Hep B Call to Action

Related Links updates “Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size”

Immunize​.org updated Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size and Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size. The documents reflect the recent FDA approval of intramuscular (IM) administration of Merck's measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR, brand name M-M-R II), varicella (Varivax), and MMRV (ProQuad) vaccines as an alternative to subcutaneous administration. GSK’s MMR (Priorix) remains approved for subcutaneous administration only.

Administering Vaccine, dose, route, needle

Related Links

New Helpful Resources

For questions about the immunization schedule, the Immunization Information System forecast, or any other immunization clinical questions, please send an email to Check out the Immunization Training web page for more resources and training opportunities.