Immunization

The Pharmacy Times® Immunization resource center provides the latest news in immunization. Here, you’ll find information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources for those interested in vaccination.

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FDA Approves First Live, Nonreplicating Vaccine for Smallpox, Monkeypox
The FDA approved Jynneos (Bavarian Nordic) as the first live, nonreplicating vaccine to prevent smallpox and monkeypox.
 
Study Predicts Potential Measles Outbreaks in Texas
A recent study suggests that vaccination rates in some Texas schools are low enough to allow for large measles outbreaks, but limiting vaccine exemptions could decrease this risk. Vaccine exemptions, which allow unvaccinated children to attend school, have increased by a factor of 28 since 2003 in Texas.
 
Empowering Patients to Know Their Immunization History
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
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.
Healthy People 2020: Immunization Goals
The goal of the Healthy People initiative is to “provide science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.” 
Tackling Vaccination Hesitancy Unrelated to Medical Exemption
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.
HPV Vaccine, We Have a Marketing Problem
Research shows that vaccines prevent disease and save lives. If that is the case, why have specific vaccines been singled out as different from others, creating discord?
Addressing Immunizations in Pregnant and Lactating Women
The immunization status of pregnant and lactating women should be routinely assessed, and indicated vaccines should be recommended.
The Future of Immunization Coverage & Administration
An overview of the advancements being made in the practice of immunization coverage and administration.
Recommend Back-to-School Immunizations
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to talk to parents about vaccinations for their children before school.
Barriers to Vaccine Screening and Administration
Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, leads a discussion on the challenges in vaccine screening and administration, including a consideration of nonflu vaccines, the distribution process, reimbursement issues, and accessibility restrictions.
New Vaccines in the Pipeline 2019
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.
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