Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Immunization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/immunization/condition-rss Immunization en-us Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:09:17 UTC Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:09:17 UTC 10 Immunizations That Are Recommended for Infants http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/10/10-immunizations-that-are-recommended-for-infants Vaccination offers protection from harmful diseases, such as hepatitis B, measles and pertussis, and pharmacists can counsel parents. 9:31 PM, Wed October 4, 2017 New Study Further Demonstrates Importance of Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/09/new-study-further-demonstrates-importance-of-tdap-vaccination-during-pregnancy- Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be very serious and even fatal for infants younger than 1. 1:50 AM, Fri September 29, 2017 Self-Care for Immunizations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/selfcare-for-immunizations Which OTC products should these pharmacists recommend? 9:00 AM, Mon September 25, 2017 Flu Shot Season: Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/flu-shot-season-time-to-roll-up-our-sleeves The 2017-2018 influenza immunization season is right around the&nbsp;corner, and we need to ensure that community pharmacies across are prepared for the influx of patients. 3:51 PM, Sun September 24, 2017 Why Vaccination Is Essential: 6 Myths Debunked http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/why-vaccination-is-essential-6-myths-debunked Considerable discussion regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, including statements made by celebrity&nbsp;spokespeople for the anti-vaccination movement, has led many parents to decide against immunizing their children. 3:46 PM, Sun September 24, 2017 Busting Barriers: Improving Adult Immunization Rates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/September2017/busting-barriers-improving-adult-immunization-rates In a survey of 512 people, 15.2% said they believed that adults do not need to be vaccinated. 2:18 PM, Fri September 22, 2017 Influenza Vaccine: Safe Storage Tips http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/influenza-vaccine-safe-storage-tips In the video, JoEllen Wolicki, a nurse educator with the CDC, notes that that CDC recommends an &ldquo;in purpose-built unit specifically designed for the storage of biologics, or if necessary, a stand alone household refrigerator&rdquo; to store flu vaccines. 10:56 AM, Fri September 22, 2017 Hepatitis A: State of the Art Knowledge http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/hepatitis-a-state-of-the-art-knowledge With tremendous advancements related to hepatitis B treatment in the last few years, the other types of hepatitis viruses are often overlooked. 11:14 AM, Tue September 19, 2017 Mailing a Letter to Increase Vaccination Rates? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/mailing-a-letter-to-increase-vaccination-rates Respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), affect more than 30 million American adults. 11:36 AM, Thu September 14, 2017 Sharps Disposal: Assuring Regulatory Compliance During Off-Site Vaccination Clinics http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/sharps-disposal-assuring-regulatory-compliance-during-offsite-vaccination-clinics Innovative pharmacists have taken immunizations, including the influenza vaccine, to off-site clinics located at employer sites, churches, malls, and various other community locations, with the intent to keep people healthy during the annual flu season rather than having them experience extended illnesses and loss of productivity. 10:00 AM, Thu September 7, 2017 The Race to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates in the Information Age http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/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 Child Immunization Schedule Changes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/child-immunization-schedule-changes The child/adolescent vaccine schedule, produced by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), has been the go-to document for pediatricians and parents alike for years. 9:01 AM, Wed September 6, 2017 Defining Your Pharmacy as a Wellness Destination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/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 Research Focuses on Shingles Vaccine and Antirheumatic Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/research-focuses-on-shingles-vaccine-and-antirheumatic-drugs The live varicella-zoster vaccine is adequately immunogenic in patients with rheumatoid arthritis starting treatment with tofacitinib, according to results of a recently-published study in <em>Arthritis &amp; Rheumatology</em>. 8:00 AM, Tue September 5, 2017 Driving Patient Adherence and Outcomes Through Appointment-Based Refill Programs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/August2017/driving-patient-adherence-and-outcomes-through-appointmentbased-refill-programs One of the biggest struggles that patients face is ensuring that they have the proper medications on hand and are taking their medications correctly. 3:46 PM, Sun September 3, 2017 Education Is Key to Engaging Patients to Update Their Immunization Status http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/ImmunizationSupplementAugust2017/education-is-key-to-engaging-patients-to-update-their-immunization-status We need to protect our patients and our communities against many vaccine-preventable diseases. 2:37 PM, Sun September 3, 2017 CDC Urges Health Care Providers to Educate About Sepsis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/cdc-urges-health-care-providers-to-educate-about-sepsis- This initiative emphasizes the importance of early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis, as well as the importance of preventing infections that could lead to sepsis. 8:45 AM, Fri September 1, 2017 More Adolescents Receiving HPV Vaccine, But Need for Improvement Remains http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/more-adolescents-receiving-hpv-vaccine-but-need-for-improvement-remains Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine rates are on the rise among US teens but more work is needed to get more teens vaccinated. 8:00 AM, Fri September 1, 2017 Influenza vs. the Common Cold: Which One Is It? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shelby-leheny-pharmd-candidate-2017/2017/08/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 7 Tips for Pharmacists Administering Immunizations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/tiffany-hatcher-pharmd-candidate-2017/2017/08/7-tips-for-pharmacists-administering-immunizations August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As community pharmacies gear up for flu season, here is how to inform, educate and support patients. 9:56 PM, Wed August 23, 2017