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2015 Medical Supply Bulletins

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Medical Supply Bulletins.

May 14, 2015

2015-2016 Influenza Virus Vaccine Ordering Procedures

The Supply Chain Management Center (SCMS) has started taking orders for the 2015-2016 Influenza Virus Vaccine. All ordering activities are advised to consolidate their requirements for the 2015-2016 flu season and place their orders as soon as possible so we can better plan to meet customer needs.



Product Description




0.5 ml Luer-Lok Prefilled Syringes, 10s Fluarix Quadrivalent ® Preservative free and Latex Free




Multiple Dose 5 ml Vial (10 doses) Flulaval Quadrivalent ®




Safety needles recommended for use with the flu vaccine are:

  • 6515-00-000-0082 (23G X 1 in.), 50s Safety Glide
  • 6515-00-000-0081 (25G X 1 in.), 50s Safety Glide

The composition for the quadrivalent U.S. 2015-2016 influenza vaccine season contains the following:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata Lineage)
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (Victoria Lineage)

We request that requirements for this vaccine be submitted as a separate purchase order since orders will not be processed until stock is available. Additionally, no orders will be processed unless accompanied by the appropriate purchase information. Notification of any address change or hours of operation need to be confirmed before delivery. We encourage all customers to fax their orders to (410) 642-1392 or contact Customer Service at 1-800-642-0263 or 410-642-2244.

At this time, delivery to SCMS is expected to be within the last week of August. Please note, this delivery schedule is subject to change and is at the discretion of the manufacturer. We will advise our customers of any change in the delivery schedule, if any, when we are notified.

The manufacturer of the 2015-2016 Influenza Quadrivalent Virus Vaccine multi-dose vials Flulaval® and Pre-filled Syringes Fluarix® is GSK. Please note that Flulaval® multi-dose vial is for ages 3 years and older and contains a small amount of preservative. The Fluarix® is intended for 3 years and older and is preservatives free and the stopper is latex free. Please notify us if you have patients younger than 3 yrs. that require vaccination.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Annette Quinones at (410) 642-1386 or