Vaccine Commercialization Transition Resources

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

COVID-19 Vaccine

This email is being sent to local health officers, tribal health officers, COVID-19 vaccinators, COVID-19 vaccine stakeholders, HERC coordinators, Vaccines for Children program coordinators, and Vaccines for Adults program contacts, and key DHS staff.

Vaccine Commercialization Transition Resources

Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently put together a summary document about the Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments. The one-pager provides an overview of the program and answers basic questions about the purpose, eligibility, and CDC partnerships.

HHS Commercialization Transition Guide

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance that provides direction to organizations in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program as the federal government stops distributing COVID-19 vaccines and they transition to commercialization.

The HHS guide issued on July 6 also includes information on exceptional orders after full-scale ordering closes; guidance on inventory and disposal management of vaccine and ancillary supplies; data reporting requirements; CDC programs for uninsured individuals; anticipated vaccine schedule for fall; and planning considerations.

Note: The HHS guide encourages vaccinators to place necessary vaccine orders prior to a cutoff date of August 3, 2023. However, to allow time for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to process orders on behalf of vaccinators, the last day to place orders for Wisconsin vaccinators will be August 1, 2023.

July 11 Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Program Webinar 

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Program webinars are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The next webinar will be held tomorrow (July 11). Please plan to attend as the webinar will include a discussion about the latest developments related to commercialization of COVID-19 vaccines.

Register for the meeting series here. Watch recordings of past webinars here.

Future CDC commercialization resources

CDC plans to provide additional commercialization guidance, as well as a checklist on commercialization and sunsetting of COVID-19 programs in the days ahead. DHS will provide more information as it becomes available.