Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Immunization Immunization en-us Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:33:49 UTC Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:33:49 UTC Old Vaccine, New Vaccine: Cost Analysis Says, 'Go New!' for Shingles When new vaccines enter the market, health care providers and patients always have questions about what to do. 9:00 AM, Fri March 9, 2018 FDA Commissioner Addresses Flu Response and Preparedness Efforts In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, urged immediate steps that can be taken to enhance the product of existing licensed influenza vaccines. 3:39 PM, Thu March 8, 2018 CDC: Flu Activity on Decline, But Remains High Overall Despite signs that influenza&nbsp;activity is declining, overall activity remains elevated across most of the United States following this season&rsquo;s peak in early February.&nbsp; 4:30 PM, Fri March 2, 2018 Guide to Adult Immunizations 8:57 AM, Tue February 27, 2018 Herpes Zoster: Talking Points on the New Vaccine for Patients The pharmacist is in a key position to assess and communicate about a patient&rsquo;s specific vaccine needs. 5:12 PM, Sat February 24, 2018 What Is the Pharmacist's Continued Role in Preventing Herpes Zoster? Community pharmacists have become an integral part of the fight to prevent herpes zoster (shingles). 4:57 PM, Sat February 24, 2018 Shingrix Vaccine for Shingles Prevention: What Pharmacists Should Know About 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, and there are about 1 million cases each year. 4:55 PM, Sat February 24, 2018 Improving Adherence With Immunization Schedules As a whole, adult vaccination coverage has remained unchanged without significant improvement. 11:44 AM, Sat February 24, 2018 Optimizing Vaccine Opportunities Vaccines prevent patients from acquiring serious and potentially fatal diseases. It is our job as pharmacists to utilize every opportunity we have to immunize patients. 10:37 PM, Mon February 19, 2018 Flu Vaccine: 'Better Than Predicted,' But More Work to Do 5:23 PM, Thu February 15, 2018 CDC Tracks Adverse Events Related to Hepatitis B Vaccine Researchers from the CDC assessed adverse effects (AEs) following HepB vaccinations using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). 8:00 AM, Mon February 12, 2018 Widespread Flu Epidemic Breaking Records Influenza activity is breaking recent records this season, and is not yet slowing down, according to the CDC. 1:06 PM, Fri February 9, 2018 Study Shows Promise for Vaccine to Eradicate Tumor Growth Using mouse models, direct injection of CpG/anti-OX40 into tumors creates a systemic immune response. 3:25 AM, Wed February 7, 2018 ACIP Releases Revised 2018 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule The updated 2018 immunization schedules for children and teens has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention&rsquo;s (CDC&rsquo;s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 2:02 PM, Tue February 6, 2018 Student Pharmacists and Pediatric Immunization: Just-In-Time-Training From time to time, localities experience outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and need to engage emergency teams to assist in vaccination efforts.<br /> &nbsp; 10:28 AM, Thu February 1, 2018 4 Free Online Drug Information Resources for Your Patients It is important for patients to have accurate and reputable drug information resources at their disposal. 10:59 PM, Wed January 31, 2018 Can You Strengthen the Immune System with Probiotics and Protect Yourself From the Flu? Helping patients choose the best probiotics for their needs: an update 1:00 PM, Wed January 31, 2018 The Next Horizon: Pharmacists and Travel Immunizations When frontline pharmacists are trained to provide travel health services, they can expand access to patients due to their convenience. 8:00 AM, Wed January 24, 2018 CDC: Flu Season at Peak, Epidemic Levels This year&rsquo;s influenza season has reached epidemic levels, according to a recent CDC briefing on current US flu activity. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 5:31 PM, Sun January 14, 2018 Understanding the Implications of Vaccinations for Elderly Adults: Role of the Pharmacist Adults aged 65 years and older are especially vulnerable to complications associated with influenza, yet vaccination rates remain well below national health goals. This program will focus on the pharmacist&rsquo;s role in administering and increasing awareness of the annual influenza vaccination for older adults. 2:00 PM, Sun January 14, 2018