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Accession Number PB2013-101272
Title Vaccines for Children Program: Vulnerabilities in Vaccine Management.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 52p
Personal Author D. R. Levinson
Abstract The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides free vaccines to eligible children through a network of 61 grantees and 44,000 enrolled providers. In 2010, approximately 82 million VFC vaccine doses were administered to an estimated 40 million children at a cost of $3.6 billion. VFC providers must meet certain requirements for vaccine management, such as storing vaccines within required temperature ranges and monitoring expiration dates, to ensure that these vaccines provide children with maximum protection against preventable diseases. These requirements are also intended to decrease VFC program fraud, waste, and abuse.
Keywords Abuse
Children
Disease prevention
Eligibility
Fraud
Grants
Immunization
Management
Monitoring
Vaccines
Vaccines for Children (VFC) program


 
Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
57J - Immunology
Corporate Author Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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