Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu Flu en-us Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:31:03 UTC Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:31:03 UTC Potential for Flu Pandemic Puts Pharmacists on Alert When an influenza pandemic breaks out, public health officials scurry to vaccinate as many individuals as they can. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 UTC Convenience, Trust Top List of Vaccine Motivators for Older Patients Influenza and pneumonia make up the 8th leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in approximately 55,227 deaths annually, according to the CDC. Despite vaccines’ well-documented safety and efficacy, adult vaccination rates remain below goal, with only 65% and 61.3% of older adults vaccinated every year for influenza and pneumonia, respectively. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 UTC Should Seniors Wait to Receive the Flu Shot? Pharmacists who launched marketing campaigns for flu shots in late summer may have jumped the gun for their older patients. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00:00 UTC Peramivir: An Alternative IV Influenza Treatment When it comes to influenza treatment, oseltamivir is often the first medication considered, but could peramivir be an alternative in inpatient settings? Tue, 13 Sep 2016 02:00:00 UTC Insight into Increasing Teen Immunization Rates Routine vaccination declines significantly as patients enter adolescence. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 01:03:00 UTC When It Comes to Flu Shots, Do Pharmacists Practice What They Preach? Pharmacists recommend an annual flu vaccine to protect patients against influenza-related morbidity and mortality, but do we follow our own advice? Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:55:00 UTC Count on Community Pharmacists to Increase Flu Immunizations Pharmacist vaccination programs have increased influenza vaccination coverage. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:49:00 UTC Pharmacists Bridging Immunization Follow-Up Gap Pharmacists can now administer most vaccines in community pharmacies in most states, including those requiring a multidose series. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:58:00 UTC Can You Forecast the Flu Season? Infectious disease forecasting is an emerging area for flu season public health effort planning and response. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 01:00:00 UTC Pros and Cons of Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Flu Neuraminidase inhibitors are important tools when influenza strikes and epidemics develop. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:00:00 UTC How to Frame Your Flu Vaccine Promotions Health care providers often frame their immunization promotions by explaining that vaccination protects the individual. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:44:00 UTC Flu Shot Reminders for Pregnant Women Should Be Diverse and Repeated All pregnant women, plus those planning to become pregnant during the influenza season, should receive an inactivated influenza vaccine, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:02:00 UTC Can Concomitant Flu, PCV, and DTaP Vaccines Affect Febrile Seizure Risk? During febrile seizures, babies fall unconscious and may convulse. Their eyes may roll back, and their limbs may twitch or become rigid. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:08:00 UTC Mild Flu Season Credited to Well-Matched Influenza Vaccine, Less Severe Predominant Strain The 2015-2016 influenza season was remarkably mild compared to the previous 3 flu seasons. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:35:00 UTC Influenza Surveillance Takes More Than a Village The fear of pandemic avian influenza in 2004 spurred the CDC to initiate an international capacity-strengthening program. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 UTC Why HIV Patients Have Reduced Flu Vaccine Response As the name suggests, human immunodeficiency virus is all about lowered immunity. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 01:00:00 UTC Flu Shot During Pregnancy Can Help Reduce Infant Illness Risk Women who get a flu shot while they’re pregnant help protect their baby from contracting the flu in the first 6 months of life, according to a new study. Tue, 24 May 2016 02:34:00 UTC When Is the Best Time of Day to Receive a Flu Shot? Pharmacists may want to encourage their patients to receive the flu vaccine in the morning, rather than the afternoon. Mon, 16 May 2016 01:13:00 UTC Pharmacy Immunizations Have Improved Flu Vaccine Uptake Many Americans neglect a powerful way to prevent influenza infection and reduce its $87 billion related cost to the United States: flu shots. Tue, 03 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC Is High-Dose Tamiflu Necessary to Treat Severe Flu? Around 28,000 influenza infections are severe enough to warrant intensive care unit admissions each year. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:00:00 UTC