Immunization Guide for Pharmacists

Empowering Patients to Know Their Immunization History

August 17, 2019

Registries and Information Sharing

Our pharmacist team at Osterhaus Pharmacy has been providing immunizations to our patients for the past 2 decades. However, in the past 3 years we have become more proactive in our approach to discussing immunizations.

Immunizing Patients Is Worth Pharmacists' and Technicians' Time

August 15, 2019

Billing and Reimbursement

Life-saving vaccines have had a profound impact in this country and worldwide. According to the CDC, from 2006 to 2017, almost 3.5 billion doses of vaccines were distributed in the United States.

Tackling Vaccination Hesitancy Unrelated to Medical Exemption

August 13, 2019

Engaging Patients

Ironically, it is often during times when vaccine-preventable disease rates are lowest that public opposition to them is most pervasive, and this certainly seems to be the case with contemporary antivaccination movements in the United States.

Hepatitis B Virus: Who Is at Risk, and What Can We Do?

August 10, 2019

Cover Story

The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is spread through contact with infected blood or bodily fluids, usually passing into a host via damaged skin (eg, lesions, needlesticks) or mucous membranes, such as the eyes or genitalia.

New Vaccines in the Pipeline 2019

August 08, 2019

Feature

According to the World Health Organization, 240 vaccines were in development for 25 infectious diseases.5 Topping the list for most candidate vac- cines are HIV/AIDS, malaria, pneumococcal infec- tions, tuberculosis, and Ebola.