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  • New IconSeptember 2019Maternal 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

Monthly Spotlight

September 2019

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.

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Fun Facts!

  • 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!

August 2019

National Immunization Awareness Month
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.

Newsletters and Updates

New IconThe 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

Continuing Education 

Referring a patient to BEDHD for Immunizations

BEDHD stocks all ACIP recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults including Meningitis B vaccines. BEDHD does not carry adult influenza vaccines. 

Appointments

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.

Commercial Insurance

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.

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