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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As we head into flu season, count on Directions in Health-System Pharmacy™ to continue to report on the latest developments on COVID-19.
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Pharmacy Times® interviewed Ramzi Yacoub, chief pharmacy officer at SingleCare, on how data from SingleCare has shown an intense surge in demand for the flu vaccine this year.
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Pharmacy Times® interviewed Fred Peruggia, the head of marketing for respiratory and biologics vaccines at AstraZeneca, on the company’s production and distribution of an intranasal flu vaccine for this flu season.
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In a statement, CEO B. Douglas Hoey emphasized the important role pharmacists will play in distributing the vaccine once available.
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Despite some challenges, these programs increase rates and follow-up doses and improve patient communication.
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Room for improvement remains, based on 3 factors identified by WHO: complacency, confidence, and convenience.
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Each state is responsible for determining the legality of a statute enacted to protect public health and safety.
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Despite the looming uncertainty of whether children will return to the classroom or remain educated at home, it is still important to remind parents that they should confirm their children are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has issued a list of best practices to ensure an equitable distribution of the vaccine.
 
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Currently, a total of 2612 vaccines are being investigated for a number of infectious diseases, including Zika, Ebola, Lassa, Nipah, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), HIV, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Pharmacists have become widely accepted as immunization advocates, educators, and administrators, and an increasing proportion of influenza vaccines are being administered in community pharmacies nationwide.
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Counseling pearls and considerations for the shingles vaccine, such as navigating insurance coverage, managing adverse events, and handling a missed dose in the series, are discussed.