Your Essential Guide to Respiratory Vaccines This Season (2024–25)

June 24, 2024

Originally prepared for VaxCare partners, hosts Ruth Carrico (VaxCare Medical Affairs Lead) and Steven Sorrells (VaxCare Chief Operating Officer) walk us through the strategic and operational considerations you’ll need to keep in mind as you and your staff prepare for the arrival of flu, RSV, and COVID this respiratory season.

Video Timestamps

ACIP Updates (7:21)

  • Flu (10:47)
  • RSV (19:20)
  • Processing Med D With VaxCare (22:05)
  • COVID (22:58)

Respiratory Season with VaxCare (39:24)

  • New Forecasting Tool (39:33)
  • Vaccine Adherence (40:37)
  • Shipping Timelines (42:45)

Q&A (47:27)

  • Coadministration (47:38)
  • COVID Seasonality (50:47)
  • Pediatric RSV Insurance Coverage (52:31)
  • Special Orders (59:06)

Video References

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Additional Resources
For more information on vaccine management and healthcare compliance, including best practices, training opportunities, and relevant updates on immunization programs, we recommend:

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/immunization/diseases/en/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Immunize.org: https://www.immunize.org/

June 24, 2024