5.5: Document Vaccine Ineligibility Override Reason

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Overview

The EHR or other clinical software system prompts the provider to document the reasons for selecting a vaccine from inventory if the patient is not eligible.

Example

Dr. Smith has no remaining VFC stock of MMR vaccine. Mason Williams, a 15-month-old child, is present for his visit and has not previously received MMR. Dr. Smith writes an order to give Mason his MMR vaccine from private stock and documents the reason for not using VFC vaccine (override).

Guidance

Refer to the guidance discussion for Capability 5.4, Notify of Vaccine Dose Ineligibility, for a general discussion of VFC eligibility. Documentation of an override reason (e.g., vaccine borrowed from VFC stock) associated with inventory generally occurs external to the EHR.

  • Vendor Perspective. Documentation of VFC eligibility override reasons is generally associated with inventory capabilities.
  • Provider and Implementer Perspective. Documentation of VFC eligibility override reasons is generally associated with inventory capabilities.

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