| The 2022-2023 Flu Vaccine Products are available as of the release of OP 20.17.17. If you need to add them into OP prior to your update to that build, see Add a Vaccine to the Vaccine Codes Table.|
The CDC has not yet published an updated 2022-2023 Flu VIS. At this time, they recommend continuing to use the Vaccine Information Statement Inactivated Influenza Vaccine dated 8/6/2021. To be notified by the CDC when this is updated, subscribe to get their email updates here.
Note: Practices have up to 6 months to use the prior version. OP will add the new VIS Barcode version with an OP update as soon as feasible after it's released. In the meantime, you can add it on your own.
Indications and Guidance for the Current Flu Season
OP will forecast Due or Behind starting August 1st through June 30th of the following year. During July, the patient's Flu vaccination status is considered Current.
Grace Period: ACIP allows a grace period of 4 days (i.e., vaccine doses administered up to 4 days before the recommended minimum interval or age can be counted as valid). However, the grace period should not be applied to live virus minimum intervals or any other 28-day minimum intervals. Day 1 is the day before the day that marks the minimum age or minimum interval for a vaccine. If today is Friday the 5th, the earliest 4-day grace period date would have been Monday the 1st.
Flu Inventory and Templates with Flu Vaccines
It is recommended that Templates containing immunization orders for the Flu vaccine be reviewed and updated, if necessary. Refer to the links below for further information.
- Add Vaccine Inventory
- OP Vaccine Name - Brand Name Crosswalk
- Edit Vaccine Products
- Orders/Workflow tab for Immunizations
Entering Multi-Dose Vials into OP
Now that vaccines have arrived, it’s time to add them to your Vaccine Inventory. Don’t worry about the multi-dose vials– entering those lots into OP is easy to do when you follow these instructions, which include written instructions and screenshots and are broken out by age range. Completing these steps will ensure your inventory is ready to go when you start your Flu Clinic!
If you have an interface to a Vaccine Registry, watch for any error messages that may be returned.