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March 01, 2014
February 28, 2014
Using an ever-increasing network of patient-referral relationships and taking steps to improve documentation practices, pharmacists are increasing...
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March 01, 2014
February 28, 2014
All health professionals should encourage their adult patients to receive needed vaccines, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) said in...
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March 01, 2014
February 27, 2014
Vaccination rates among adults remain suboptimal, with thousands of adult patients every year suffering illness, hospitalization, and even death...
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August 09, 2013
August 09, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, and Sanofi Pasteur have received FDA approval to begin shipping their influenza vaccines for the 2013–14 flu season....
Shipments include first quadrivalents
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August 01, 2012
July 30, 2012
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently revised the recommendations for administration of the hepatitis B vaccine (...
Decision for older patients depends on risks
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May 10, 2012
July 11, 2012
A new framework for developing evidence-based recommendations for the use of vaccines has been adopted by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization...
GRADE framework will allow committee to determine degree of confidence in estimating the effect of vaccination on health outcomes.
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April 26, 2012
July 11, 2012
Question. What are your recommendations regarding administration of zoster vaccine after a patient has received a blood transfusion? In the past, I...
Circulating antibodies can inhibit the virus replication process, leading to decreased vaccine efficacy.
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April 20, 2012
July 11, 2012
A total of 222 Americans were reported to have measles in 2011—the highest number of reported cases in the United States in the past 15 years,...
200 of 222 measles cases reported to CDC in 2011 were linked to importation by people visiting the United States or Americans who traveled abroad and brought back the virus.
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July 14, 2011
July 02, 2012
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has released a pneumococcal disease immunization toolkit that includes patient education...
Professional practice toolkit released by NFID seeks to improve poor pneumococcal vaccination
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