Vaccine Blurbs Issue 218: Spring into Provider Agreement Renewal!


Washington State Department of Health | February 27 , 2024

Provider Agreement Renewal Begins March 1st

Childhood Vaccine Program provider agreement renewal begins this Friday, March 1st. Renewal is organized by county so be sure to check the Renewal Schedule to find your assigned time. We have many resources to help you with this process: 

IIS Bug Update

Due to the IIS bug that affected orders submitted between 1/31/2024 and 2/6/2024, providers were asked to manually add shipped vaccines to their IIS inventory. Those manually entered doses are not being added to the Physical Inventory column on the Create Order page, causing the physical inventory to be off when placing an order. 

We are asking providers to place orders based on the number of doses shown on the Quantity on Hand portion of the Reconciliation page, instead of what is being shown on the Create Order page. 

New MyIR Mobile Poster Available

A new poster is available to display in clinics and other offices. This resource comes in both English and Spanish and provides information on access to immunization records for the whole family through MyIR Mobile. The poster provides a simple QR code to register as well. 

If you have questions, please contact

Print some for your office today! MyIR Mobile Poster 

MyIR Mobile Poster

McKesson Shipment Temperature Monitors

Beginning Spring 2024, McKesson will begin to phase in new electronic TagAlert temperature monitors for all of their vaccine shipments. These monitors are similar to those currently being used in the frozen Moderna COVID shipments and monitor for both warm and cold excursions during shipment. 

Keep an eye out for more information to come! 

McKesson Temperature monitor comparison

Upcoming CVP Provider Training Series

Calling all billing coordinators! Mark your calendars for the next CVP provider training series on Thursday, March 21st, 2024. We will be covering program billing and eligibility screening, including a focus on private insurance billing with the Washington Vaccine Association. 

Topic: Billing and Eligibility Screening

Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 12 noon
Primary Audience: Billing Coordinators for the Childhood Vaccine Program
Secondary Audience: Providers and Vaccine Coordinators for the Childhood Vaccine Program 

Join the Training Session
Webinar ID: 851 4240 2545
Passcode: 673609

Clinical Corner

ACIP Meeting this week to discuss COVID-19, RSV and more

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is meeting on February 28-29, 2024. The agenda is packed with sessions on multiple vaccines to include COVID-19, DT/Td, Polio, RSV and more. 

You can access this webinar at the following link: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices- ACIP

Educational Opportunities

You Call the Shots logo

You Call the Shots is a series of interactive, web-based, immunization training courses that present practice-oriented immunization content in a step-by-step, self-study format. 

These courses are ideal for medical or nursing students, new vaccination providers, or seasoned health care providers seeking a review. 

The following modules are updated for 2024 and are now available.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Vaccines for Children
  • Vaccine Storage & Handling

Updated YCTS modules can be found here.

"Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar through CHOP

Registration is now open for the next "Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar. Scheduled for April 3, 2024 at noon ET, Dr. Offit will discuss: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'

Find out more or register today

The "Current Issues in Vaccines" series is supported by the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund and co-sponsored in collaboration with the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. 

Vaccines and College Health Panel Discussion

The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) is partnering with PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to host a virtual discussion, "Improving Campus Health — Building on Research to Increase Vaccination Rates."

The discussion will occur on Thursday, March 14 from 11 a.m. – noon ET and will include a virtual conversation with adolescent and young adult health, vaccine, and policy experts to discuss the challenges college health administrators face when addressing vaccination rates on campuses, what on-the-ground implementation of these recommendations looks like for administrators, and how researchers, students, college health administrators and others can partner to strengthen vaccine uptake among college students.

Find out more or register today.

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.

Helpful Hints

IIS Vaccine Advertisement

The Vaccine Advertisement function allows you to post vaccines that your clinic may not be able to use for transfer to other Childhood Vaccine Program providers. You can also find doses your clinic may be able to use. This a simple and easy way to advertise or locate available vaccines when your facility is either in need or or has a surplus of vaccines. 

For more details, please see our guide How to Search for and Advertise Vaccines for Transfer.

Please note, you will still need approval prior to transferring vaccine. Review the vaccine transfer checklist and FAQs for additional information and guidelines for transferring vaccines.