CVP - Information for Providers

Doctor talking to parent with childAbout The CVP The Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP) is Connecticut’s expanded pediatric vaccination program.The program is state and federally funded and provides vaccines at no cost to children under the age of 19 years. The CVP was developed in response to CGS Sec. 19a-7f, which requires healthcare providers who administer pediatric vaccines to obtain the vaccines through the Department of Public Health in most cases. The CVP was expanded to include three additional vaccines - pneumococcal conjugate, influenza, and hepatitis A - covering fourteen of the sixteen vaccines currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
 
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Availability of Influenza Vaccine After reading the information below, please feel free to contact the CVP program if you have any questions at 860-509-7929.

CVP Communications

Publications from the Department of Public Health keep health care providers up to date with the latest information about the Connecticut Vaccine Program and other helpful information about childhood vaccination.

Enrollment

New Providers and Providers who are currently enrolled in the CVP program need to complete the Provider Profile Form and Provider Agreement Form on an annual basis. Please be sure to include your provider identification number (PIN) on both the Provider Profile and the Provider Agreement Forms. The forms can be emailed to dph.immunizations@ct.gov.

 

The Blue Folder contains all documents associated with being an immunization provider through the CVP.

 

Vaccine Order and Inventory

As soon as you are enrolled in the CVP, you may begin ordering vaccine. The vaccine order form is due on or before the first business day of each month.

Vaccine Storage and Handling

Proper vaccine storage and handling practices play a very important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine quality is the shared responsibility of everyone, from the time vaccine is manufactured until it is administered. CDC recommends the following vaccine storage unit types in order of preference:

  • Pharmaceutical grade stand-alone or combination units (preferred)
  • Household/commercial stand-alone units
  • Household/commercial combination units using the refrigerator section only.
  • At least one minimum/maximum temperature reading per day
  • The time and date of each reading
  • The name (or initials) of the person who assessed and recorded the readings  

Data Loggers

As of January 1, 2018, the CDC required all providers to use continuous temperature monitoring devices (data loggers) to monitor vaccines distributed by the VFC program. Routine review and accessibility of temperature data is critical for determining whether vaccine has been properly stored and for assessing usability of vaccine that was involved in a temperature excursion.

To meet program requirements the device must be equipped with:

  • A temperature probe
  • An active temperature display that can be easily read from the outside of the unit
  • The capacity for continuous monitoring and recording capabilities where the data can be routinely downloaded 
 

 

Questions or feedback? We want to know!

If you have questions or feedback regarding the CVP, please contact:

Mick Bolduc (Lead Contact)

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

410 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT  06134

Phone: (860) 509-7929

Fax: (860) 706-5429

Email: michael.bolduc@ct.gov