PhilaVax (formerly known as the KIDS Plus IIS) is the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s immunization information system (IIS).  KIDS Plus IIS meets the guidelines for immunization information system functionality developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Health Code requires practices to report immunizations

Pursuant to its public health authority under § 6-210 of the Philadelphia Health Code, the Philadelphia Board of Health has issued regulations that mandate reporting of immunization data on all immunizations administered to all individuals in the city of Philadelphia — children 0-18 years of age and adults over 18 years of age — to a citywide immunization information system.

PhilaVax requires providers to report at least once a month to ensure accurate and up-to-date data. There are several ways in which providers can report data to PhilaVax.

Electronic Reporting

Electronic reporting has several advantages over manual reporting, primarily the reduction in workload on the provider compared to manual reporting. In addition, there is virtually no delay from submission of data to entry into the PhilaVax, resulting in rapid access to data for reports and patient search.

There are two different ways to electronically report data to PhilaVax:

Manual Reporting

This method requires data submission by paper reporting forms either via secure fax to 215-238-6944 or by mail to PhilaVax, 1101 Market Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia Pa, 19107.