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Current Vaccine Shortages and Delays

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued Guidance for Vaccinating Children during the 2013 Pentacel, Daptacel and Pediarix Shortages. The Guidance has been issued in response to SanofiPasteur's Pentacel® (DTaP-IPV/Hib) and Daptacel® shortages and the reduced allocation of GlaxoSmithKline's Pediarix® vaccine. The shortages are expected to last throughout the summer of 2013.

Providers are encouraged to:
Continue to follow the recommended immunization schedule and ensure patient receive all recommended doses of DTaP, Hib, and polio vaccines,

Stay tuned for more correspondence from the IN State Department of Health if you participate in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. Please review guidance below.

For more information, please review the Current Vaccine Shortages & Delays website from the CDC at:

Schedules and Recommendations

Immunization Schedules on the Web

Recommended Minimum Ages and Intervals

Summary of Recommendations for Childhood & Adolescent Immunization

Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization

Antibody-Live Vaccine Interval Table

Healthcare Worker Vaccination Recommendations

Immunization of Immunocompromised Patients Table


U.S. Vaccines

Selected Discontinued Vaccines

Vaccine Excipient and Media Summary, by Excipient

Vaccine Excipient and Media Summary, by Vaccine

Latex in Vaccine Packaging

Thimerosal Content in Some U.S. Licensed Vaccines

Pediatric/VFC Vaccine Price List

Adult Vaccine Price List

Influenza Vaccine Price List

Translations of Foreign-Language Terms

Vaccine Storage & Handling

Vaccine Storage & Handling Recommendations

Manufacturer Quality Control Phone Numbers

Checklist for Safe Vaccine Handling and Storage

Vaccine Handling Tips

Sample Refrigerator Warning Signs

Storage and Handling Toolkit

Vaccine Administration

Vaccine Administration Guidelines

Skills Checklist for Pediatric Immunization

Immunization Site Maps

Injectable Vaccine Administration: Birth-6 Years

Injectable Vaccine Administration: 7-18 Years

Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions (Children)

Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions (Adults)

Comforting Restraint for Immunizations

Vaccine Information Statements

"It's Federal Law!"

Instructions for Use of VISs

How to Get Vaccine Information Statements

VIS Questions and Answers

CDC's Vaccine Information Statement Webpage

Vaccine Safety

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Table of Reportable Events Following Vaccination

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Form

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)

The VICP Vaccine Injury Table

Data and Statistics

Reported Cases & Deaths from Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: 1950-2008

Impact of Vaccines in the 20th & 21st Centuries

Vaccine Coverage Levels: 1962-2007

Immunization Resources

National Immunization Program Contact Information

IAC Online Directory of Immunization Resources

Sample IAC Print Materials

IAC Express Information Sheet

"Immunization Techniques" Video Order Form

State and Local Immunization Program Manager List

CDC Order Form

CHOP Order Form

IAC Reliable Sources

National Immunization Program Publications

Indiana's Varicella Disease Sentinel Surveillance System

Educational Materials


After the shots... what to do if your child has discomfort

After the shots... what to do if your child has discomfort (simplified)

Vaccine administration record for children and teens

Vaccine administration record for adults

Screening questionnaire for child and teen immunization

Screening questionnaire for adult immunization

When do children and teens need vaccinations?

Immunizations for babies -- A guide for parents

Vaccinations for adults -- you're never too old to get immunized!

Healthcare personnel vaccination recommendations

First do no harm -- protect patients by making sure all staff receive yearly influenza vaccine!

What if you don't immunize your child?

MMR vaccine does not cause autism

Thimerosal and autism

Vaccine concerns

Some Common Misconceptions About Vaccination and How to Respond to Them
Provider's Guide: Helping Parents Who Question Vaccines

Documenting Parental Refusal to Have Their Children Vaccinated

The Problem with Dr Bob's Alternative Vaccine Schedule

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

Perinatal Hepatitis B Program

ISDH Services

Admission orders for labor & delivery and newborn units to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission

Give the birth dose... Hepatitis B vaccine at birth saves lives!

Hepatitis B shots are recommended for all new babies

Hepatitis B: Questions and answers

Hepatitis B Facts

Hepatitis A and B vaccines... be sure your patient gets the correct dose!

Hepatitis A, B, C: Learn the differences

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States - Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

  • A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States - Part 2: Immunization of Adults"

  • ACIP-VFC Resolution for Hepatitis B