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OP Vaccine Resources 2018-2019 Flu Season

OP Vaccine Information 2018-2019 Flu Season Information

Keep your patients healthy and your practice running smoothly in the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Below is the formulation of how OP flu vaccine names are derived.

  • Antigen
  • Formulation
  • Age Range
  • pf (preservative free)

Indications and Guidance for 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 status is considered Current. 


  • Vaccinating children 9 years of age or older, the forecast calls for one influenza vaccine per season. One and done.
  • Vaccinating children 6 months through 8 years of age:
  • If the child has previously received 2 doses of the flu vaccine, that child needs only one dose this 2018-2019 season. The two previous doses do not need to have been given during the same season or consecutive seasons.
  • If the child has NOT received two doses of flu vaccine prior to July 1, 2018, that child requires 2 doses of flu vaccine administered at least 4 weeks (28 days) apart.

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 days minimum interval. 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. Click on a link below for further information.

Setting Up and Scheduling Flu clinics are a breeze with OP 14

Preparing for your annual flu clinic should not be one of the things that takes up valuable time in your practice. To see how easy it is to automate this process using OP 14, watch this comprehensive video with step-by-step instructions for flu clinic set-up and scheduling options.

Running a Flu Clinic with an iPad and a Portal

Our Medical Director, Susan J. Kressly, MD, FAAP, has been scheduling and running her flu clinics with a patient portal and iPad for years. Learn how she makes flu clinics run smoothly without picking up a telephone.Then put this to work in your own practice.

Entering Multi-Dose Vials into OP 14

Now that vaccines have arrived, it’s time to input all that inventory. Don’t worry about the multi-dose vials that just got delivered to your practice. Entering those lots into OP 14 is easy to do when you follow these simple instructions. These written directions and screenshots will guide you through the process of entering the vials – broken out by age range – so your inventory is ready to go when you start your flu clinic.

Running a Vaccine Recall Report with Ease

Rather than searching record-by-record, save time finding at-risk patients who take priority for immunizations such as the flu vaccine. Flu recall reports can be run with just a few clicks of your mouse. To see how easy it is to run a vaccine status recall report in OP 14, click here. To see how easy it is to run a vaccine given recall report, click here.

Immunization Registry

If you have an interface to a vaccine registry, watch for any error messages that may be returned. It is impossible to predict which registries are prepared for the new CVX codes associated with the new products. If you find that submissions are failing consistently in your state, let us know so we can contact them or create a CVX block-and-substitute rule.