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QUAD SERVICE MMQC FT DETRICK MD//USAMMA/AFMLO/NMLC//

***PRIORITY***MESSAGE RELEASED: 07/30/2007

****************UNCLASSIFIED****************

SUBJ: MMQC-07-1221
AVAILABILITY OF VARIVAX (VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE LIVE) / INFORMATION BULLETIN

01. MERCK HAS ADVISED THAT THE SUBJECT VACCINE IS CURRENTLY IN A BACKORDER
STOCK SITUATION. THEY ANTICIPATE THAT SHIPMENTS OF NDC 00006-4827-00 (10
DOSE PACKAGE) WILL COMMENCE ABOUT AUGUST 10TH. SHIPMENTS OF NDC
00006-4826-00 (SINGLE DOSE PACKAGE) WILL COMMENCE MID-AUGUST. DSCP POINT
OF CONTACT FOR THIS ISSUE IS THE TECHNICAL DIVISION, PHARMACEUTICAL CBU AT
215-737-2133, DSN OR FAX 215-737-2884.

NSN: 6505-01-413-1331 UI: PG


NOM: VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE LIVE 10 VIALS PER PACKAGE
NDC: F00006482700
MFR: MERCK
LOT/SERIAL NUMBER(S):
ALL

02. REASON AND DISPOSITION AS ABOVE.

NSN: 6505-NS1 UI: VI


NOM: VARICELLA VIRUS VACCINE LIVE, SINGLE DOSE VIAL
NDC: F00006482600
MFR: MERCK
LOT/SERIAL NUMBER(S):
ALL

02. PASS MSG TO MEDICAL LOG OFCRS, CMD CHANNELS, PHARMACY, MED STAFF, SUPPLY
OFCRS, AND SUPPORTED ACTYS/CTRS.

03. AUTHORITY: DODD 5105.22 AND DODD 6025.13. ADDITIONALLY:

A. ARMY: SEE ARMY REGULATION (AR) 40-61, 28 JANUARY 2005, CHAPTER 4, AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SUPPLY BULLETIN (SB 8-75-11) FOR APPLICABLE POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES.

B. AIR FORCE: AF ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE ACTION AS PRESCRIBED IN AFI 41-209, MEDICAL
LOGISTICS SUPPORT, CHAPTERS 3 AND 9. FOR MAJCOMS & NGB--THIS MSG HAS BEEN
TRANSMITTED TO ALL DESIGNATED SUBORDINATE MEDICAL ACTIVITIES.

04. SERVICE SPECIFIC POCS ARE AS FOLS (FAX NOS. ARE AVAILABLE 24 HRS);

ARMY: 301-619-4300, DSN: 343, FAX 4468/8369


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FAX: X6218, E-MAIL: USAMMCE_QA@PIR.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL

AIR FORCE: 301-619-4170; DSN: 343, FAX 6844


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