Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Flu Flu en-us Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:15:59 UTC Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:15:59 UTC Flu Season Is Around the Corner: What You Need to Know Pharmacists play an important role in keeping communities healthy during flu season. Take the time to listen to patients&rsquo; concerns, and be ready with recommendations. 10:14 AM, Fri September 15, 2017 The Race to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in the Information Age The pharmacy industry has increasingly sought to compete with other industries to address a large public health concern: undervaccination of the US adult population. 9:00 AM, Thu September 7, 2017 Defining Your Pharmacy as a Wellness Destination Successful pharmacists must be able to help themselves on both the business and clinical practice sides of the business. 8:49 AM, Wed September 6, 2017 ISMP Medication Error Safety Briefs The following medication errors have occurred at least once, and they will happen again&mdash;perhaps where you work 3:21 PM, Mon September 4, 2017 ACIP Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018 Flu Season Officials with the CDC have published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2017-2018 season. 10:30 AM, Fri August 25, 2017 Did Nasal Spray Absence Cause Flu Vaccination Rates to Drop? Without the nasal spray as an immunization&nbsp;option for influenza, vaccination rates in children dropped in the 2016-2017 season, according to new data published in <em>Vaccine</em>.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri August 25, 2017 Influenza vs. the Common Cold: Which One Is It? The thing is, you still may get sick after getting the flu because there are other things such as the common cold that might cross your path. 9:54 PM, Thu August 24, 2017 Americans Increasingly Plan to Receive Flu Vaccinations As flu vaccinations become available, the results of a recent survey suggest Americans are increasingly likely to receive their flu vaccination this year. 10:36 AM, Mon August 21, 2017 2015-2016 Influenza Season: Live Attenuated Vaccine Ineffective During the 2015-2016 season, influenza vaccines overall reduced the risk of influenza illness, but the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was ineffective in children, according to a recently-published study. 9:41 AM, Wed August 16, 2017 Pharmacist Immunization Policies Boost Flu Vaccine Uptake How do changes and policy at the state level affect influenza virus vaccine uptake? 10:09 AM, Mon August 14, 2017 5 Interesting Medication Case Reports - Part 5 This article highlights 5 published case reports that document accidental administrations of medications following pharmacy or nursing errors. 12:42 AM, Thu August 10, 2017 Concomitant Administration of HZ, Flu Vaccines Acceptable A review committee noted that this recommendation includes&nbsp;quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines. 3:51 PM, Tue August 8, 2017 How Can Pharmacists Improve Flu Vaccination Rates in Patients with COPD? Pharmacists can play a crucial role in promoting the flu vaccine to these patients by recognizing the characteristics of those who do not seek vaccinations. 10:52 AM, Wed August 2, 2017 Got the Flu? Stay Home! Pharmacists have become champions of influenza immunization, advertising heavily, recruiting patients, and administering these life-saving vaccines in a wide array of settings. 9:31 AM, Wed July 26, 2017 Immunizations in Renal Transplant Candidates and Patients: Busting Barriers Many individuals who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) fail to receive the vaccinations that they need. 8:00 AM, Wed July 26, 2017 Sanofi Officials Announce Plans to Purchase Protein Sciences Protein Sciences received approval from the US FDA&nbsp;in October 2016 for their Flublok&nbsp;Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine. 3:58 PM, Tue July 11, 2017 CDC Releases Update on Influenza Virus During 2016-2017 Season The CDC has released trends on influenza activity in the United States during the 2016-2017 flu season. This data is updated yearly to consider new strains of the virus circulating in society and the overall length of the season.<br /> &nbsp; 12:31 PM, Mon July 10, 2017 Immunization Laws Around the Nation Many areas of medicine that intersect with law and immunizations are associated with a very specific set of laws across the nation.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri July 7, 2017 Pharmacy Students and Student Preceptors Boost Immunization Rates Pharmacists working in eastern North Carolina counties have developed a program to improve immunization among low income, uninsured patients.&nbsp; 11:28 AM, Wed June 28, 2017 Cognitive Issues Associated with Immune Responses to HIV, Flu In a study published in <em>Nature Medicine</em>, investigators found that when a virus enters the bloodstream it activates the first responder immune cells, CX3CR1highLY6Clow monocytes. 11:27 AM, Sat May 20, 2017