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- September 2019- Maternal Vaccines are Important! As the most valued and trusted source of health information for pregnant women, it’s important that ob-gyns, midwives, and other healthcare professionals recommend maternal vaccines to their patients. For resources about Maternal Vaccinations visit cdc.gov/vaccines/pregnancy
- July 2019- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated 8 of the Vaccine Information Statements. The updated VISs are Chicken Pox, Hepatitis B, Influenza Inactivated, Influenza Live Intranasal, MMR, MMRV, Meningococcal, and Men B. The VIS are posted on the MDHHS website with a version date of 8/15/19. Providers should begin using the new VIS immediately and discard the old versions. All current VIS statements can be found at the MDHHS Webpage.
Vaccine of the Month- Tetanus
For more information on Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccination visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/dtap-tdap-td/hcp/index.html.
- All pregnant women need a Tdap during EVERY pregnancy, ideally between 27-36 weeks.
- Adults with no documented Tdap should get one Tdap dose to protect the babies!
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month is a key opportunity to highlight the importance of vaccination at all ages. Find key messages, sample social media, graphics, and educational resources to assist in your efforts to educate parents and patients about the benefits of vaccination at cdc.gov/vaccines.
The MDHHS Division of Immunization 2019-20 flu handouts have been updated for the new flu season and posted online! You can find these at www.michigan.gov/flu by clicking on Current Flu Season Vaccination Materials for Health Care Professionals at the top of the page.
The 2019-20 handouts include:
- Quick Looks to Inactivated and Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines
- Pediatric Influenza Vaccine Dosage
- Flu Vaccine Presentation Chart
- LAIV Key Points for Patients and for Providers
- How to Administer Intramuscular and Intranasal Flu Vaccines
- 2 Dose Algorithm for Children 6 Months Through 8 Years
- Screening for Egg Allergy
- VFC Flu Vaccines
In addition, both influenza Quick Look handouts were also updated on our Quick Look webpage, which can be found at www.michigan.gov/vaccinequicklooks.
Immunization Action Coalition
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Initiatives Newsletter
Ask the Expert
Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)
BEDHD Communicable Disease Newsletter
- MDHHS 2019-20 Influenza Webinar- Recording of live webinar available until September 19, 2019
- Current Issues in Immunizations Webinar - October 2, 2019, 12 noon - 1pm Eastern
- Fall 2019 Immunization Conferences
- Vaccine Education and Training- CE Opportunities
- You Call the Shots: Measles- Earn Free CE
- Spotlights: 2019 Pink Book Webinar Series - CDC is offering a weekly series of 15 one-hour webinars that will provide an overview of vaccination principles, general recommendations, immunization strategies, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.
BEDHD stocks all ACIP recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults including Meningitis B vaccines. BEDHD does not carry adult influenza vaccines.
Please instruct patients to call for an appointment.
For appointments and clinics patients should bring immunization records, and insurance card.
Eaton County: (517) 541-2651
Barry County: (269) 798-4133
Barry County Clinics
- Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm (TB testing available)
- First Tuesday each month 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Thursday or Friday appointments often available
Eaton County Clinics
- Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm (TB testing available until 2:00pm)
- Third Wednesday each month 9:00am - 5:30pm
Payment and Insurance
Vaccines for Children Program
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines to children ages 0–18 years who do not have health insurance, are currently on Medicaid, are American Indian or Alaska Native, or who are under-insured. A small administration fee may be charged for each VFC vaccination received.
If you have commercial insurance, you will be expected to know the following:
- Are immunizations covered under your plan?
- Is BEDHD in your network?
- Do you have a deductible?
BEDHD will be happy to bill all accepted insurance plans, but any remaining balance that your insurance company does not cover, including unmet deductibles, will be your responsibility. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
- Child Immunization Schedule
- Adult Immunization Schedule
- Dear Providers: Adult Measles Vaccine
- Quick Looks and Other Resources for Vaccine Providers by MDHHS
- 8th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians- Click here to download in the Apple Store or search for "The Vaccine Handbook App.
- CDC Vaccine Schedule App for Smartphones