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What is the Vaccine Management Business Improvement Process (VMBIP)?

VMBIP represents the efforts of the Immunization Services Division (ISD), state and local immunization program managers, and partner agencies to improve current vaccine management processes at the federal, state, and local levels.


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Why is VMBIP important?

Vaccine management and inventory visibility needs have grown dramatically since the inception of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program in 1994. As such, many vaccine management processes and technologies can benefit from updates.
Currently consisting of a patchwork of stand-alone computer applications and paper-based systems operated by CDC and state and local immunization programs, improving these processes:

  • Creates a streamlined approach to vaccine management
  • Enables rapid responses to changes in vaccine supply and demand at the national, state, or local level

A critical component of VMBIP is the development and introduction of a new vaccine management technology system, the Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS). VTrckS is an enterprise system that will replace several legacy systems used at CDC, and by state and local grantees.

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What does this change mean for providers?

From the perspective of administering vaccines to eligible children, providers should see:

  • Consistent and reliable vaccine availability from a national inventory (centralized distribution)
  • Reduced staff or better use of staff time for providers who currently pick up vaccines from local distribution centers because vaccine will be shipped directly to providers’ offices
  • Certain providers may also see changes to when and how much vaccine they order, depending on the volume of vaccine they administer annually.

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This page last modified on August 21, 2008
Content last reviewed on July 28, 2008
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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