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.
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.
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.
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.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to talk to parents about vaccinations for their children before school.
The Pharmacy Times® Immunization resource center acts as a hub for all the latest clinical information pertaining to vaccines, with articles covering live-attenuated vaccines; inactivated vaccines; subunit, recombinant, polysaccharide; and conjugate vaccines. Here, pharmacists will find content surrounding the data from all phases of clinical trials and studies in the immunization, and information and coverage straight from the floor of from the ongoing conferences and annual meetings.