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CDC Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys

A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.

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Prebook GSK Flu Vaccines Now

2015-16 GSK Influenza Vaccines

Prebooking is now available for GSK Influenza Vaccines. Pre-booking is available until March 31, 2015. Highlights are listed below. Please contact us for more information.

2015-2016 GSK Pre-book Influenza Pricing


Product Description

Contract Price1

Discounted Price (2% flu advantage, 2% prompt pay)


FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT 0.5 ML Tip-Lok No Needle Syringes 10s (=3 years of age)




FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT 5 ML Multi-dose Vials 10s (=3 years of age)



1Price for Fluarix®/FluLaval® does not include the Federal Excise Tax of $0.75 per antigen, per dose.

Agreement Highlights:

  • · Ordering

    • Pre-booking for the 2015-2016 flu season runs through March 31, 2015.
    • Order must be placed via or authorized GSK Influenza Vaccine distributors.
  • Delivery

    • GSK anticipates shipments of GSK Influenza Vaccines to begin in August 2015. (Subject to Availability)
    • Delivery Schedule: Total prebooked doses to be shipped by September 30, 2015.
    • Delivery Guarantee: Pre-booked orders shipped and invoiced after September 30, 2015 will receive an additional 10% discount.
  • Returns

    • In addition to GSK Influenza Vaccine doses returned in accordance with GSK’s returned goods policy as posted on, members will be eligible to return up to 30% of their Influenza Vaccine does pre-booked on or prior to March 31, 2015 by June 30, 2016 for full credit regardless of purchase date.

Changes From Last Year:

  • No TIV Available: GSK will not be manufacturing any trivalent vaccinations this year; only the two quadrivalent products listed above. Please note that only Fluarix is available in multi-dose vials.
  • GSK to Cover Cost of Return: GSK will pay for return shipping in accordance with its returned goods policy.

If you have any questions regarding this offer, please feel free to contact any member of the Child Health Advantage Team.


Trivalent flu vaccines through Novartis Direct

Novartis is prepared for back-to-school demand for Menveo.


Bexsero Discounted for Limited Time

Please be advised that GSK is offering discounted pricing on Bexsero. The offer runs through the end of the year. Discounts are approximately 5% for members utilizing a Market Share/PBG+ agreement and approximately 2% for those using the Menveo/Bexsero only agreement..

Market Share A or B



LTO Price


Bexsero 0.5mL single dose syringe (10’s)



Bexsero 0.5mL single dose syringe (1's)


Menveo/Bexsero Only



LTO Price


Bexsero 0.5mL single dose syringe (10’s)



Bexsero 0.5mL single dose syringe (1's)



GSK to Accept and Fulfill Orders for Menveo

Beginning March 1, 2013, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will accept and fulfill orders for the Menveo vaccine manufactured by Novartis. This agreement will allow participants in the Child Health Advantage Program continued access to Menveo and will be included as part of the GSK agreement. If you have any questions regarding this offer, please feel free to contact any member of the Child Health Advantage Team.


Menveo Vaccine Fall Promotion

Purchase up to 250 doses of MenveoR and pay only $81.37* per dose.

For Split shipments :

  • Call Novartis Vaccines Customer Service at 877-NV-DIRECT (877-683-4732) to place first order.
  • Second shipment must be received by December 15, 2011.
  • Child Health Advantage (CHA) Members enter FALLPROMO as your Group Number when ordering.
  • RabAvertR (Rabies Vaccine)

Not a CHA Member? Contact us to get signed up.

*Price does not include tax.

To receive this price on more than 250 doses, prior approval is needed. Contact your Novartis representative.


Best Price in the Nation on Menveo

As of April 1, 2011, Child Health Advantage Members receive discounts up to 15% on Novartis' Menveo vaccine.

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FDA approves Menveo vaccine

Novartis Receives Additional Approval for Menveo Vaccine

Novartis (Basel, Switzerland) received approval from the FDA (Silver Spring, MD) for the use of Menveo (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 in individuals two to 10 years of age. The company received initial FDA approval in 2010 for use of Menveo in adolescents and adults from 11 to 55 years of age.
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New Vaccination Recommendations

The AAP's new vaccination recommendations target meningitis and whooping cough.

Teenagers need a booster shot to protect them from meningococcal meningitis, a potentially deadly infection of the tissue around the brain, while all kids should have up-todate whooping cough vaccines in light of recent outbreaks, according to new recommendations from pediatric experts.

The American Academy of Pediatrics issues updated vaccination guidelines annually. Its new schedule, released Feb. 1 in the journal Pediatrics, is very similar to last year's recommendations.

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New Partnership Saves You Money

Child Health Advantage is pleased to announce our exciting new partnership with Cardinal Health! Through our distribution agreement with Cardinal, CHA offers a whole new world of value to physician offices across the country.. Cardinal Health is a preferred distributor of medical/surgical, laboratory and pharmaceutical products that help physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability.

Cardinal Health is a single-source provider with a comprehensive offering through streamlined ordering, costs and workflow including:

  • Specialty focus - Our specialized Pediatrics offering is designed to identify the products and equipment needed to provide world-class patient care
  • Medical, surgical and lab products - Includes a full line of distributed items and industry-leading manufactured products
  • Pharmaceuticals - A broad selection including controlled substances and vaccines with next day delivery at no additional charge
  • Technology solutions - Provides simple, reliable ordering to improve efficiency
  • Office supplies - Access to more than 30,000 products from Staples


OUR MISSION The Mission of Child Health Advantage is to provide community physicians with easy access to appropriate product portfolios, contract pricing, and robust distribution.