For CVP Providers
- COVID-19 Vaccine Pediatric (age 4 and under) Anticipated Roll out Update May 6, 2022
- Switch to Pre-filled Syringes for Quadracel & Vaxelis Vaccines April 20, 2022
- Keeping Connecticut Kids Healthy Newsletter April 2022
- Click here to register for upcoming immunization-related webinars and view recorded webinars presented by our partners.
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.
- There is a national website that lists manufacturers and distributors that have flu vaccine for purchase: http://www.preventinfluenza.org/ivats/
- CDC guidance about the ability of providers to transfer doses from provider to provider: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/reallocating_influenza.htm
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.
- Change in Shipping Containers Used by Merck for Frozen Vaccine Deliveries March 14, 2022
- CVP Update: CT: Transition from Menactra to MenQuadfi Meningococal Conjugate Vaccine February 24, 2022
- Influenza Formulations for the 2022-23 Flu Season February 3, 2022
- Keeping Connecticut Kids Healthy Newsletter February 2022
- Keeping Connecticut Kids Healthy Newsletter December 2021
- Call to Action for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinators November 2, 2021
- Update Holiday Shipping Schedule October 27, 2021
- Update Flucelvax Age Indication Change October 19, 2021
- Update CVP Re-Enrollment October 12, 2021
- Keeping CT Kids Healthy Newsletter October 2021
- Click here to review communications from previous years
- Click here to review "VaxFacts"- CT Immunization Program Newsletter from previous years
All Providers in the CVP program need to complete the Provider Profile and Agreement on an annual basis. New providers can join the program at any time. As of October 2019, all enrollments/re-enrollments are completed electronically directly in CT WiZ, the new statewide immunization information system. Click here to begin the process.
For the 2022 CVP re-enrollment, primary and back up coordinators were asked to attend the CVP Webinar presented on September 21, 2021. If you were unable to attend webinar, please review the recording to complete your required training.
The Blue Folder contains all documents associated with being an immunization provider through the CVP.
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 Order Form
- Vaccines Supplied by CVP
- Vaccine Discrepancy Form
- Vaccine Transfer Form
- Vaccine Return Form
- Financial Restitution Policy
- CVP Patient Eligibility Screening
- Patient Eligibility Screening Record
- Eligibility Criteria Chart- Eligibility is based upon children who are:
- Enrolled in Medicaid (HUSKY A)
- Without health insurance
- American Indian or Alaskan natives
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.
- CDC Recommendation and Guidelines
- CDC “You Call The Shots” Vaccine Storage and Handling
- CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Tool Kit
- AAP Storage Unit Guidance Document
- CDC Video "Keys To Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply (Required)
- “You Call The Shots” Training- Vaccines for Children (Required)
- Temperature Charts- Providers are required to monitor and document temperatures twice a day for all vaccine storage units.Temperature documentation must contain:
- 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
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.
- AAP Data Logger Guidance Document
- Berlinger Fridge Tag, Videos and Support Documents
- Berlinger Quick Info User's Guide
- Berlinger Excursion FAQ
- CDC Handling 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