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The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) revised the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice. The new Standards call on ALL healthcare professionals – whether they provide vaccinations or not – to take steps to help ensure that their adult patients are fully immunized. Pharmacists have an important role and opportunity to impact adult immunization rates. The Standards were revised because:
CDC has developed guidance and tools for you to use in implementing activities around the new standards.
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
Pharmacist authority to Administer MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine - number of states authorizing pharmacist-delivered iMMR vaccine
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.
Jet injectors use a unique pressure profile to deliver vaccine as a fine stream of fluid to puncture the skin, and deliver vaccine to the proper tissue depth for intramuscular injection.
Since the first jet injectors were introduced in the 1940s, the technology has evolved to a single-use, sterile, disposable syringe used with a reusable injector. These innovative jet injectors have proven to be a safe and effective method of administration.