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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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H1N1 Electronic Lot Release Submission Pilot

Description: Expand the current electronic lot release submission pilot for H1N1 Influenza Virus Vaccine to seasonal Influenza Virus Vaccine, using the agency’s electronic gateway.

Accomplishment: Each year, FDA manages the lot release of seasonal flu vaccines. Because of the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, the FDA needed to optimize lot release efficiency to get the much needed vaccine out to the public in a timelier manner. To this end, OCBQ piloted an electronic lot release submission program for the H1N1 lot releases. Due to the pilot’s success, OCBQ decided to implement the new system for the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine lot releases. As a result of tracking this significant project, almost all lot release protocols have been submitted electronically, resulting in decreased release time and more rapidly available vaccines to the public. OCBQ hopes to expand the program to all lot release products so biologic products can reach the public more efficiently and effectively.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Identify OCBQ working group


Completed 11/24/2009

B. Discuss expansion concept with the Industry


Completed 12/17/2009

C. Hold meetings between FDA Office of Information Technology and the program office staffs


Completed 5/21/2010

D. Hold meeting between OCBQ and pilot users (H1N1 influenza manufacturers)


Completed 5/21/2010

E. Draft requirements for systems changes


Completed 3/19/2010

F. Make all necessary systems changes


Completed 5/21/2010

G. Conduct internal testing


Completed 5/28/2010

H. Send notification to manufacturers


Completed 6/18/2010

I. Conduct external testing by the applicants prior to implementation


Completed 7/31/2010

J. Implement electronic submission of lot release for seasonal flu vaccines


Completed 8/31/2010

K. Perform assessment


Completed 10/29/2010

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


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