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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Several immunization recommendations were updated for pediatric patients, including haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccination, and Tdap vaccinations.
 
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Pharmacists can administer the MMR vaccine without a prescription in most states and US territories.
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Pharmacists can ease fears and offer counseling to dispel common misconceptions and myths and help promote immunization.
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The CDC is making strides toward better understanding the pneumonia-like coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China.
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Pharmacists should advise patients to get vaccinated at least 1 month before going abroad.
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Since 2006, the CDC has tracked increases in cases and outbreaks about every 5 years.
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Nearly 1 in 3 individuals do not receive vaccinations against influenza, nor do almost 30% of patients with insurance and access to regular medical care, according to findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions held November 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
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Pharmacists can protect patient lives by getting more involved in areas of the immunization policy discussion.
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The CDC has reported 34800 new cancer diagnoses linked to HPV annually, and the virus is predicted to account for more than 90% of all cervical and anal cancers, more than 60% of all penile cancers, and 70% of all oral cancers.
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At the recent ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, 3 speakers discussed new developments in influenza management.
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There Is Room for Improvement in Treating Malignancies Caused by Infectious Agents, Especially Considering the Cost Differential
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Since 2005, the CDC has enforced National Influenza Vaccination Week to emphasize the importance of continuing flu vaccination even through the winter months. Although it is the holiday season, the CDC and other organizations want to remind the general public that it is never a bad time to get your flu vaccine. Sam Nass, PharmD, MBS and Walgreens Immunizations Manager weighed in on the subject in an interview with Pharmacy Times®.