Vaccination Checklist for Summer (June 2018)


For many physician practices, this time of year is not only known as the summer season but also as  sports physical season for their school-aged child- and adolescent-patients. Consequently, this is also the season to vaccinate! Through CCPAPP's partnerships with Pfizer, Merck, and Sanofi Pasteur, our members have access to top-tier discounts on vaccines that can help to keep students healthy and safe, especially from diseases in which they are susceptible due to their close contact with one another. 

Please see below for information regarding vaccines that your practice should consider administering this summer to your school-aged patients if you are not already doing so. Please also review the 16-Year-Old Vaccination Guide for more information.


CHeck_box TRUMENBA® (Serogroup B Meningococcal "MenB") Vaccine

  • Indicated for individuals 10 through 25 years of age
  • CDC recommends that a MenB vaccine may be given to individuals 16 through 23 years of age; however, preferred age for MenB vaccination is 16 through 18 years old
  • Even if your child/patient has been vaccinated for meningococcal disease (MCV4), he/she may not be vaccinated against MenB
  • TRUMENBA was used in mass vaccination efforts against MenB outbreaks at Providence College and the University of Oregon in 2015
  • Several universities in Indiana are now requiring that first-year students receive two doses of a MenB vaccine (see Pfizer's letter outlining the MenB vaccination requirements for certain universities in Indiana)

‚ÄčAll information listed above can be found on Pfizer's Trumenba website ( Pfizer also offers an appointment reminder program to assist patients.


CHeck_box  GARDASIL®9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) Vaccine

  • Indicated for females 9 through 26 years of age; indicated in males 9 through 26 years of age
  • FDA has approved a 2-dose vaccination regimen for GARDASIL®9 for use in girls and boys 9-14 years of age (read more).  
  • In the United States, approximately 19,000 new HPV infections occur in teens and young adults every day
  • It is estimated that in the United States, there are 12,900 new cases of cervical cancer every year
  • Every year, there are approximately 14 million new HPV infections nationwide and about 50% of them are in 15- to 24-year-old

  • Merck provides resources for patient vaccination reminders as well as guidance for physicians on talking with challenging patients about the need for vaccination.

All information listed above can be found on Merck's website  ( Please also view for resources including interactive questions to test your knowledge of HPV.


CHeck_box  ADACEL®  (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine   Adsorbed) Vaccine   

  • Indicated for individuals 10 through 64 years of age
  • Helps provide protection in a single dose
  • Over 100 million doses distributed
  • Recent reported pertussis rates are the highest they've been in decades

All information listed above can be found on Sanofi Pasteur's website   (

CHeck_box  MENACTRA®  (Meningococcal (Groups A,C,Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine 

  • Indicated for individuals 9 months through 55 years of age
  • Per the CDC, all 11 to 12 year olds should be vaccinated with a meningococcal conjugate vaccine, with a booster dose given at 16 years old
  • Menactra vaccine does not prevent N meningitidis serogroup B disease  

All information listed above can be found on Sanofi Pasteur's website  ( or the CDC website ( 

For questions regarding any of the above referenced vaccine products, please contact your respective vaccine representative or contact the vaccine manufacturer. Contact information for Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur, and Merck can be found on the Vendor Partners page of our website. Feel free to contact CCPAPP with any questions regarding pricing and/or your participation in our Vaccine Discounts Program.

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