OP Vaccine Information 2019-2020 Flu Season Information
Keep your patients healthy and your practice running smoothly in the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
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'.
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.
- Add Vaccine Inventory
- OP Vaccine Name - Brand Name Crosswalk
- Edit Vaccine Products
- Orders/Workflow tab for Immunizations
Setting Up and Scheduling Flu clinics are a breeze with OP
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, watch this comprehensive video with step-by-step instructions for flu clinic set-up and scheduling options.
Entering Multi-Dose Vials into OP
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 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.
If you have an interface to a vaccine registry, watch for any error messages that may be returned.