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April 6, 2020
APhA coronavirus watch: CDC releases guidance for pharmacies and providing immunizations during pandemic

Lisa M. Koonin, DrPH, MN, MPH, who serves as a senior advisor in support of the CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Response, told webinar attendees that the guidance is intended to assist pharmacies on how best to provide care for patients without COVID-related disruptions. The guidance,…

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February 4, 2020
CDC releases 2020 immunization schedules for adults and children

The adult schedule for 2020 includes some changes and additions. Adults up to age 26 who aren’t fully vaccinated should receive catch-up HPV vaccination. For adults aged 27 through 45 who aren’t fully vaccinated, CDC recommends shared decision making for the HPV vaccine. Shared clinical decision…

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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Supply

New! Update on Shingrix supply for Q4 2018 and 2019

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Do your healthy adult patients have questions about being vaccinated for herpes zoster (often known as shingles)? APhA helps you give your patients answers. According to CDC, Shingrix is the preferred shingles vaccine, but it’s in short supply this year. APhA recommends these 9 steps for your patients aged 50 years and older to find and get the shingles vaccine.

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Immunization Quick Reference Guide
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The Immunization Quick Reference Guide was designed to enable certified immunizing pharmacists and student pharmacists to stay up-to-date on current vaccinations and guidelines and to help them answer questions from patients and other practitioners. 

This guide is created and updated by APhA’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APPM) Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group (SIG). All information presented correlates to the vaccine recommendations of CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is current according to the date on the cover page. The guide is meant to be used as a reference only; pharmacists and student pharmacists are encouraged to review current ACIP guidelines for full, up-to-date information. (APhA Members Only)

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Aging and Immunity Guide for Pharmacists

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) partnered to develop a new guidebook on adult immunization. Funded by GSK, Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines is a guide designed to help health care professionals understand the biological impact of aging on immunity and the value of vaccination as an effective tool in reducing the risk for vaccine-preventable diseases in older adults.