Helping you excel as an immunizer by delivering up-to-the minute news, tools, and resources.
Ask the Experts - Answers to your immunization questions, organized by topic.
CDC Vaccine Resources - schedules, recommendations, Vaccine Information Statements
Immunization Action Coalition - news, patient handouts, clinic management resources
Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) - national vaccine safety surveillance system
Pharmacist authority to immunize - by type of immunization
Pharmacist authority to administer influenza vaccine - number of states authorizing pharmacist-delivered influenza vaccine vs. number of pharmacists trained to do so
Role of community pharmacies/pharmacists in U.S. vaccine delivery - includes regulatory considerations, best practices, and what's on the horizon
With the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of intradermal influenza vaccine, many questions have been asked of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) about additional training for pharmacists. This is a relatively easy vaccine to administer and we have developed a worksheet from material provided by the manufacturer and other resources, as well as providing a video developed by the manufacturer, to explain this process.
FluMist® is administered intranasally; active inhalation (i.e., sniffing) by the patient is not required. Watch this video to learn how to store FluMist in your office, and how to administer it to your eligible patients 2 years to 49 years old. Download patient information.