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IMMUNIZATION NEWS
September 8, 2020
Pharmacists should have priority status in vaccine distribution, pharmacy groups say

The draft framework places pharmacists in “tier 2,” behind physicians and other providers placed in tier 1. As frontline health care workers who have served continuously throughout the pandemic across practice settings, pharmacy staff safety should be equally prioritized, the groups said. Delaying…

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September 1, 2020
One in three Americans would not get COVID-19 vaccine, poll says

The poll also found that Republicans were less inclined than Democrats to be vaccinated. Additionally, 4 in 10 non-white Americans would not get a vaccine against the coronavirus. Kathryn Edwards, MD, scientific director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, said in a Wall Street Journal…

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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Supply
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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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Download the Guide (Members Only)

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.