FFF Enterprises Announces Early Shipment of Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Press Release for July 25, 2011 - Download

The nation’s largest and most trusted distributor of flu vaccine has begun shipment of influenza vaccine through its MyFluVaccine program, paving the way for early influenza vaccinations nationwide.

July 25, 2011 – FFF Enterprises, Inc., the nation’s largest and most trusted distributor of flu vaccine, announced today that shipments of the seasonal flu vaccine have begun, in support of a nationwide rollout of annual influenza immunization programs. The unusually early July shipment date is made possible by the exceptional performance of FFF’s manufacturing partners.

“We are committed to distributing ample supplies of influenza vaccine into the marketplace as early in the flu season as possible,” says Patrick M. Schmidt, chief executive officer, FFF Enterprises, Inc. “By getting a jump on the 2011/12 season and delivering influenza vaccine to our customers now, we are supporting the timely administration of nationwide immunization programs, which ultimately prevents the spread of illness and saves lives.”

The ramped up delivery date is especially timely since recently expanded vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging even more people to schedule an annual flu vaccination shot. The expanded guidelines help eliminate confusion about who should get vaccinated, and advise everyone ages 6 months and older to get the universal vaccine. This year’s seasonal flu vaccine immunizes against the H1N1 pandemic strain and two other strains, providing increased levels of protection.

The CDC website notes that most manufacturers and distributors typically attempt to distribute at least a portion of requested influenza vaccine early in the season. But until recently, influenza vaccine purchasers have been burdened by availability issues and unknown delivery dates, making clinic planning a challenge. In 2006, FFF launched an innovative program titled MyFluVaccine (www.MyFluVaccine.com) to help streamline the flu vaccine distribution process. Unlike the traditional influenza vaccine distribution system, MyFluVaccine gives healthcare providers choice, convenience and the safety of a secure supply chain when ordering flu vaccine.

“For most people, getting immunized against influenza is the easiest and most effective way to reduce their risk of infection,” explains Schmidt. “With annual vaccination, they can help protect themselves and avoid spreading infection to others.”

FFF’s mission of helping healthcare care is evidenced in the support materials available to customers to include flu awareness posters, Myths and Facts brochures, influenza reference charts and educational articles to help providers speak to their patients about the seriousness of influenza and the importance of getting an annual flu vaccination.

About FFF Enterprises, Inc.
Temecula-based FFF Enterprises is the nation’s largest and most trusted distributor of the flu vaccine, plasma products, and other biopharmaceuticals. Founded in 1988, FFF is now in its 24th year with more than a billion dollars in annual sales and a flawless safety track record. FFF has taken a leadership position in regards to supply chain safety and innovation, setting new standards and pioneering industry firsts. FFF’s commitment to Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to healthcare providers, with additional steps taken to safely store, handle and ship products to ensure patient safety is never compromised. FFF’s proprietary systems, Verified Electronic Pedigree™ and Lot-Track™, provide verification of this secure channel, and FFF’s MyFluVaccine (www.MyFluVaccine.com) and VaxAmerica (www.VaxAmerica.com) are revolutionary vaccination programs that have added a new level of safety, convenience and reliability to both healthcare providers and consumers.

Contact: Cheryl Brooks: (951) 296-2500, ext 1177